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Centre for Legal Research of Digital Technologies

Centre for Legal Research of Digital Technologies

About us:

Out goal is international collaboration for research legal problems associated with the development, implementation and use of digital technologies in modern society.

New digital technologies, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, and others, have significant impact on traditional social institutions. To realize the breakthrough potential of digital technologies for sustainable development, it is necessary to create an appropriate legal regulation.


Innovators who introduce new digital technologies required legal certainty on the both national and international levels. Digital assets have an inherently extraterritorial character. Therefore, it takes international efforts and cooperation of legal scholars from different countries of the world to define a supportive legal environment.

The Centre offers an inspiring and interactive collaboration for legal researchers from around the world.


Fundamental and applied academic research, including conceptual research, empirical research and legal-positivistic research, on the legal, societal and technological aspects of regulating digital technologies;


Organization national and international scientific events (such as conferences, symposium, seminars and workshops);


Implementation of research results in the education system for students, which ensures they are offered the most recently available knowledge and insights (state of the art) in their study materials


Legal support and compliance for digitalization of business and public administration.


1) The mechanism of legal regulation of relations using the distributed ledger technologies (RFBR grant № 18-29-16145 MK)

2) UNCHAINING INNOVATION: A Comparative Approach towards Blockchain Regulation in the European Union and the Russian Federation


Head of Centre:

Larisa Sannikova, Doctor of Law (2007), Professor of Legal Science (2007), Professor of The Russian Academy of Sciences (2018).
Prof. Sannikova main expertise is in legal regulation of the use of digital technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, etc. She has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and contributed to several textbooks and other works on civil law, banking law and digital law.

Prof. Sannikova is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation; a member of the Financial Markets Commission of the Russian Bar Association; a member of the editorial Board of the journal «Gosudarstvo i pravo». She is an expert of the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR).

She is Scientific Secretary of the Scientific Advisory Council on Legal, Economic, Socio-Political and Psychological Aspects of the Financial and Credit System at the Department of Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Editor-in-chief of the journal «Law & Digital Technologies».



Sannikova Larisa V., Kharitonova Juliya S. Leadership of Big Tech Companies in the Data Market: Legal Opportunities and Antitrust Frameworks // Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, volume 441. 6th International Conference on Social, economic, and academic leadership (ICSEAL-6-2019) - Atlantis Press, 2020. https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200526.057 https://www.atlantis-press.com/proceedings/icseal-6-19/125941006

Sannikova L., Kharitonova J. Blockchain solutions for corporate governance: Russian experience. // “Diritto Mercato Tecnologia” (Law, Market, Technology), 2019. https://www.dimt.it/news/blockchain-solutions-corporate-governance-russia/


Sannikova L.V., Kharitonova Y.S. The Trust and the Digitalization of Society // Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education Science and Social Development (ESSD 2019). - Atlantis Press, 2019. https://doi.org/10.2991/essd-19.2019.11 https://www.atlantis-press.com/proceedings/essd-19/125913061


Sannikova L. V., Kharitonova Y.S. Culture, Art, Intellectual Property: Benefits of Smart Contracts and Blockchain // Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Religion, Culture and Art Lecture Notes in Arts and Humanities (ARTSH) – Ottawa: Clausius Scientific Press Inc. – 2019. DOI: 10.23977/icrca.2019.005 https://www.clausiuspress.com/conference/article/artId/3295.html


Sannikova L., Kharitonova J. Digital Economy and Legal Issues // The 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Education and Economic Development(CEED 2019) . Lecture Notes in Economics, Management and Social Sciences(LNEMSS), Vol. 17 - 2019, p1-335, Clausius Scientific Press (CSP) Fatih University, Turkey (Eds.), с. 195-199 DOI 10.23977/ceed.2019.032 http://www.clausiuspress.com/conference/article/artId/3444.html