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Dr. Molotnikov obtained his PhD Obtained at Moscow State University in 2006. He is Associate Professor, Department of Business Law, Law Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University ( ) and Executive director of Scientific-Educational Center (Law and business MSU).

He is Chairman of the board of Nonprofit Organization - Business initiative support center 'Startup'.

Advisor on legislation issues to the Business Russia (Delovaya Rossia) all-Russia Social Organization ( )

Member of the National Register of Independent Directors at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs – RSPP ( ).

Independent director and professional attorney in Boards of Directors of JSCs with state participation.

A member of the subgroup on the legal regulation of corporate relations of the Working Group to establish an international financial center in Russia of the Presidential Council on Financial Market Development

Arbitrator at the Arbitration Court for economic dispute settlement at the private institution Arbitration Regulation and Legal Due Diligence Center. The Arbitration Court was established by Rosatom State Corporation in order to settle economic disputes between organizations of the nuclear industry (

Member of the Working Group of the Committee of Independent Directors of RSPP on issues of participation of independent directors and professional attorneys in the Boards of Directors of joint stock companies with state participation.

Maintains a blog on the pages of the Internet version of Forbes

Regular column on the legal issues in the newspaper «Moskovskie novosti» («Moscow News»)

Winner of the Traditions and Development 2007, 2011, 2013 annual contest in the Creative Success nomination organized by the Law School of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (best creative work of a young scientist for a cycle of works on corporate law, textbook on the topic of securities regulation)

Head of the program of cooperation between the Law Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Oxford University Law faculty, Cambridge University Law faculty, The Peking University Law School, The Tsinghua University Law School, Center for transnational legal studies (London)

Author of a large number of popular books and professional publications. Information about articles in English:


Business law

Corporate law

Corporate governance

Securities regulation

Capital markets regulation


Business law

Corporate responsibility

The history of corporate law

Corporate Governance: International Regulatory

Legal regulation of the capital markets


JSC and LLC – The Two Forms of Making Business (3 publications) - 2003, 2004, Mergers and Acquisitions – The Russian Experience (2 publications) - 2005, 2006, Shareholder Equity. Corporate Prose - 2006.

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