Dr. Svetlana Chugunova is an international legal practitioner and attorney-at-law admitted to legal practice in Russia. She is a standing member of the advocates collegium within the Bar Association of the Russian Federation.
With more than 15 years of experience Dr. Chugunova helps internatinal and Russian clients in compound cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, joint ventures, investment and infrastucture projects with particular focus on corporate law, anti-monopoly and competition, labor law, IP, regulatory, environmental law, compliance and corporate governance including such specific sectors as transport, oil&gas, energy, mining, and industries affecting environment.
Dr. Chugunova also advises in the realm of seafarers employment, compliance & copyright in shipbuilding industry, transportation of regulated commodities, including dangerous & hazardous cargo.
Dr. Chugunova is a member of WOLEP and has affiliations with international networks of legal practitioners, such as IBA, AIJA and some others.
Dr. Chugunova is the winner of various international legal awards including Global Law Experts and Women in Law awards, and year to year she receives one of the highest peer rating score in annual national and international rankings.
Dr. Svetlana Chugunova holds an academic degree Juris Doctor in International Law and EU Law.
She graduated magna cum laude from Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MGIMO) where she earned both her bachelor and master's degrees in law.
She has a dual LLM granted by MGIMO and College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium).
Dr. Chugunova also completed post-graduate studies in Compliance & Corporate Governance at the Autonous University of Barcelona (UAB).
In addition to legal practice she actively pursues scientific research and is a member of editorial board in a number of reputed international periodicals, including International Journal of Law and Society, Beijing Law Review of SCIRP Global Scientific Research and Academic Publishing community, International Law Journal of India.
Dr. Chugunova has authored numerous articles and legal surveys and has regularly contributed to Oxford University Press law journals since 2007.