Academic Council of the BRICS Law Institute


The Academic Council coordinates the academic activities and research management of the Institute. The Council is formed by the representatives of the universities including the Founding Members of the Institute.

The Scientific Council may be called on to assist in the work of the Academic Council, formed by the relevant experts constantly working at the place where the Institute is located.


Professor, Doctor of Law Veniamin F. Yakovlev is the Chairman of the Academic Council of the Institute.

The Vice-Chairmen are Professor, Doctor of Law Victor D. Perevalov and Professor, Doctor of Law Danil V. Vinnitskiy.


  • Yakovlev Veniamin Fedorovich

    Chairman of the Academic Council of the BRICS Law Institute, Legal Adviser of the Russian President, Dr., Prof.

  • Luís Eduardo Schoueri

    Full Professor at the University of São Paulo Law School; Partner of the law firm «Lacaz Martins, Pereira Neto, Gurevich & Schoueri Advogados»; Vice President of the Brazilian Tax Law Institute (IBDT); member of the Law Academy of São Paulo; member of the Council for Legal and Legislative Issues of São Paulo’s Industries Federation (FIESP); Vice President of the São Paulo’s Commercial Association (ACSP); and Counselor of the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is author of several books and articles on tax law. He has lectured as Visiting Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, the University Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne and the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

  • Ferriani Carlos Alberto

    Professor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Dr.

  • Perri Claudia

    Professor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Dr.

  • Perevalov Victor Dmitrievich

    Scientific Supervisor, President of USLA, member of the Presidium of Association of Lawyers of Russia, Prof., Dr.

  • Bublik Vladimir Alexandrovich

    Chancelor of the Urals State Law Univerity, Dr., Prof..

  • Vinnitskiy Danil Vladimirovich

    Director of the Institute, Head of the Finance Law Department at USLA, Head of Eurasian Research Centre for Comparative and International Finance Law, Prof., Dr.

  • Sengupta D. P.

    joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1975 and retired as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Central), Delhi. He served as Joint Secretary in the Tax Policy and Legislation Division of the Ministry of Finance. He is also the former Joint Secretary of the Foreign Tax Division in the Ministry of Finance and was the Competent Authority for India. He is currently the Principal Consultant to the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi.

  • Poonam Saxena

    Chancelor of the National Law University (Djodhpur, India), Dr., Prof.

  • Hu Tianlong

    Associate Professor of Law at Renmin University of China (RUC), LLM Supervisor and Examiner, Research Fellow at RUC International Monetary Institute, LLM in Research Fellow at International Tax Program at University of Michigan Law School (since 2010), Visiting Professor of Law at Levin College of Law at University of Florida (2014) and Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the International Finance Institute of the Bank of China (Headquarters).

  • Wang Ping

    Professor of tax law at Beijing Union University (China)

  • Yanming Shao

    Professor of law at Beijing Union University (China)

  • Hatting Johann

    Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and Associate Professor, Faculty of Law of the University of Cape Town, where he teaches the master’s degree in international tax. He has been practicing international tax law mostly with PwC. He has conducted his doctoral research at the Centre for Tax Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Cambridge.

  • Schalkwyk Neil Van

    Professor of University of Pretoria (South Africa), Dr.

  • Pistone Pasquale

    Academic Chairman of IBFD, Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor of European Tax Law and Policy at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno, Professor Honoris Causa at the Ural State Law University, member of the Junge Kurie of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, editor of the World Tax Journal and of the IBFD Doctoral Series, as well as author and editor of various publications on European and inter- national tax law.

  • Brauner Yariv

    University of Florida Research Foundation Professor and a Professor of Law with the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. He has previously taught at NYU -where he received his Masters and doctorate degrees. Dr. Brauner has been a Visiting Professor or a guest lecturer in various universities across the world. He is an author of articles published in professional journals and law reviews and a co-author of U.S. International Taxation – Cases and Materials.