Administrative and Financial Law Department

Administrative and Financial Law Department is a graduating department. Ph.D in Law, Associate Professor Mr. Ilya A.Goncharenko is a Head of Department. The following general and special courses are delivered by the Department: Russian Administrative law; Administrative law of foreign countries; Financial law of the Russian Federation and foreign countries; International Financial law; Tax law of the Russian Federation; Land law; Public service; Administrative process and liability; WTO antidumping rules; Regulation of financial control; Information law; Liability for tax offenses; Regulation of taxation of fuel and energy complex in the Russian Federation and foreign countries; Regulation of taxation in the special economic zones (SEZ) of the Russian Federation and foreign countries; Regulation of taxation of legal entities in the Russian Federation and foreign countries; Comparative tax law; International banking law; International tax law; International tax rules; Public Finance and Private Sector: Legal Problems and Interaction; Taxes and Taxation, etc.

Textbooks, teaching aids and other teaching materials for all the courses delivered by the Department were prepared through Department’s staff efforts and with their participation. Of particular note is a Financial law textbook edited by professors Elena U.Gracheva and Gennadi P.Tolstopyatenko, a textbook "State and Municipal Service: a textbook and workshop for academic bachelorship" under general ed. by E.V.Okhotski, tutorial by professor Roman A.Shepenko “Introduction to WTO law: a course of antidumping regulation” and a textbook by the Head of Chair Ilya A.Goncharenko “Regulation of taxation for the oil and gas fields development in the Russian Federation and foreign countries”, tutorial by associate professor Nataly I.Petrykina "Personal data of a person"…, etc.

Lecturers of the Department conduct comparative legal research on the problems of administrative, financial and tax law of Russia and foreign countries. The materials of these studies are published in such Supreme Attestation Commission (VAC) recommended journals as the MGIMO Bulletin; Zakon; Russian Laws: Experience, Analysis, Practice; RBC (RosBusinessConsulting) newspaper and other leading Russian periodicals, as well as in the journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science.

The Department has full-time and correspondence postgraduate studies programs (budget and on a contractual basis), a preparation of candidates for the degrees of PhD in law and doctor of law in the specialty 12.00.04 - Financial Law; Tax law; Budget law is ongoing.

Based on the Department specialty there is a master’s degree program “International Financial law”, which is headed by the Dean of MGIMO International Law Faculty, Doctor of Law, Professor Gennadi P.Tolstopyatenko. This master program enjoys a well-deserved popularity not only among graduates of the bachelor’s degree of our Department, but also of other departments of the International Law Faculty, as well as law bachelors from many Russian universities, such as Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, Moscow State Law Academy, High School of Economics and others. Starting 2015-2016 school year “International Financial law” recruits two academic groups, totaling more than 40 students, which proves that this program is in demand.

Administrative and Financial Law Department fruitfully cooperates with the Russian branch of International Fiscal Association (Ros-IFA). With the support of Ros-IFA annual thematic seminars, round tables and conferences on international taxation are held in MGIMO with the involvement of both Russian and foreign experts and practitioners.

ConsultantPlus company is a permanent partner of the Department. They not only provide the Department’s staff with their actual databases of legal information, but also offer corporate prizes to the winning students of the Department’s student conference, which is held in each academic semester.

The Department’s pride is that both individual students and MGIMO student teams have been winning prizes at the international taxation competitions held by Ros-IFA, as well as at all Russian and international tax competitions for seven years in a row, which in practice proves the high level of tax education in MGIMO.

An outstanding achievement of MGIMO’s tax law school is the victory of Natalia Averina, a student of the International Financial law master’s program, at an international stage of the Young Tax Professional of the Year 2017 competition held by EY. For the first time in the history of this competition, a representative of Russia became an absolute winner of both the Russian and international stages, taking the 1st place in the finals in Amsterdam!

Last update — February 2019

Responsible for the information provided — Head of Department, Ilya A.Goncharenko


Head of Department

Ilya Goncharenko Ilya Goncharenko

Ph.D. in Law, Associate Professor


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