Anna Shashkova

Anna Shashkova


  • Ph.D., Political Process June 2018 
  • Dissertation title: «Political Aspects in Money Laundering and Corruption Fight in View of Interaction between the State and Corporations»

Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), Russia 1998 — 2001

  • Ph.D., Constitutional Law December 2001
  • Dissertation title: «Spanish Government (Organizational and Legal Problems)»

Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), Russia

  • Specialist, International Law 1997 — 1998
  • B.Sc., International Law 1993 — 1997

Academic / Teaching Experience

Academic supervisor, School of Business and International Proficiency of Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), Russia, 2014 to Present

Professor, Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), Russia, 2002 to Present

  • Lecturing on Political Science, Anticorruption Policy, Legal Environment of Entrepreneurship in Russia for master’s students, Basis of Corporate Aspects of Business in the Russian Federation for MGIMO Executive MBA & MBA students of MGIMO School of Business, on Corporate & Business Law, Financial Law, Comparative Civil Law, Administrative Law and Administrative Lobbyism, Strategic Management in International Business for bachelor students; holding of conferences

Professor, MIRBIS (Moscow International High School of Business), Russia, 2018 to Present

  • Lecturing on Legal Bases of Doing Business for Executive MBA & MBA students

Professional Experience

Of counsel, International Law Firm LegaLife Diaz Reus, USA, 2017 to Present 

Lawyer, Moscow Region Bar Association, Russia, 1999 to Present

  • More than 80 Arbitrazh, 150 civil and 10 criminal successful cases, full legal support for legal entities: more than 1000 contracts and orders with different subject-matters drafted, represent legal entities on their behalf in business negotiations (International Airport Sheremetievo, Russian Exhibition Center, steel producer Metallindustria), including employment and tax issues, cooperate with foreign partners and law firms (Eversheds, ICSL, Intercorp), Russian and European banks (Uralsib, Alfa-Bank, Nordea, Hellenic Bank Limited)

Adviser, Ernst & Young (Moscow office), 2006 to Present

  • Legal support

Legal adviser, Shady Dale Limited (Moscow office), 1998 to 1999

  • Legal support for contracts, holding of legal negotiations, consultations, all legal of aspects of company business.

Legal adviser, Russian Athletics Veterans’ Association, 1995 to 1998

  • Tax advice, visa consultations.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Anti-money laundering & corruption studies
  • Digital law
  • Entrepreneurial law

Index Hirsch (Scopus) — 6

Grants and Awards

  • Awarded with MGIMO rector’s grant for the tutorial course in a foreign language.
  • Awarded with premium of MGIMO Ibero-American center.
  • All-Russia Competition Laureate for the best scientific book 2011, 2013.
  • I International Competition Laureate for the best educational book «Classics of Education» 2016.
  • Winner of «The Golden Names of the High School All-Russia Competition» 2019.

Courses Taught

  • Anticorruption Policy
  • Corporate Aspects of Business in the Russian Federation
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Administrative Law and Administrative Lobbyism
  • Strategic Management in International Business
  • Comparative Civil Law
  • Comparative Corporate Law
  • Financial Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Honorary Consul for St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Moscow 2013 — 2021
  • Member of Moscow Region Bar Association
  • Honorary member of ACCA
  • Reviewer for Kutafin University Law Review journal, Law and National Security journal
  • World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Scientific and Editorial Review Board
  • ASTES (Advanced in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal) Editorial Review Board
  • World Journal of Social Science (WJSS) Editorial Review Board
  • Montenegrin Journal of Economics (Scopus), Editorial Review Board
  • Sociopolitical Sciences (journal VAK) Editorial Review Board
  • Economic Problems and Legal Practice (journal VAK) Editorial Review Board

Professional Development


  • October 2019 — October 2020 MGIMO-University — Methodology of Research in Political Process, State Management and International
  • February 2020 GISMA Business School. Emerging Technologies in Business
  • November 2018 — June 2019 MGIMO — Theoretic and Methodological Problems in Political Research
  • February 2019 GISMA Business School. Fast-Track Management Program 
  • April 2018 MGIMO — NLP Battle
  • November 2017 University of Valencia (Spain) — Strategical Management
  • February 2017 London School of Business & Finance (UK) — Financial Markets and Investments
  • November 2016 Higher School of Economics (Moscow) — Financial Analytics
  • March 2016 London School of Business & Finance (UK) — Digital Marketing & Social Media
  • December 2014 — present Doctoral studies — MGIMO
  • December 2014 Advanced Training «Human Relations Management» — MGIMO
  • October 2014 London School of Business & Finance (UK) — Business Strategy
  • March — April 2011 Advanced Training «Physiological Bases of the University Education» — MGIMO
  • May 2010 Young Researchers’ Law-School «The Heritage of the Legal Doctrine and the Modern Times»
  • November 2007 Advanced Training «Educational Quality Management» — Kutafin Moscow State Law University
  • March — April 2007 Advanced Training «Educational Physiology» — MGIMO
  • May 2006 Training «Finances for Non-Financial Managers»
  • August 2004 Seminar «Particularities of Arbitrazh Disputes on Contract Law»


  • Russian (native)
  • English (proficient)
  • Spanish (proficient)
  • Italian (proficient)
  • German (basic)
  • Romanian (basic)

Courses on Coursera

  1. Legal forms of doing business in Russia (Russian language course)
  2. Bases of the law of obligations (The Russian Federation) Part I (English language course).
  3. Bases of the law of obligations (The Russian Federation) Part II (English language course)
  4. Russian company law. Company management. (English language course)
  5. Russian company law. Formation of legal entities (English language course).
  6. Russian company law. Capital & Financing of legal entities. (English language course).
  7. Employment Law. (English language course)
  8. Bankruptcy Law. (English language course)
  9. Constitutional law of foreign countries. Part I. (Russian language course). КПЗС Часть 1
  10. Constitutional law of foreign countries. Part II. (Russian language course)
  11. Constitutional law of foreign countries. Part III. (Russian language course)


Is an author of 32 books on Russian Business Law, co-author of 2 books on Political Science, Anticorruption Policy, Russian Corporate & Business Law in Russian and English. Has more than 150 publications in Russian & foreign periodicals high-rated periodicals.

Mentioned in «Who is Who» 2015.