Konstantin Dobrynin

Member of The Board of Trustees, Advocate, Senior Partner, Pen&Paper Attorneys at Law

He specialises in criminal and criminal-procedural law, constitutional law and the protection of property.

2012-2015 - he represented the Arkhangelsk Region for four years as a member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly (senator) and Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee for Constitutional Legislation and State Construction, and was the plenipotentiary representative of the Federation Council at the Russian Justice Ministry. Through his active work in the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament he has become an acknowledged legislative expert among the legal community and has been responsible for over 70 legislative initiatives, most of which have since become federal laws.

He has developed and teaches a special academic course at the Northern Arctic Federal University in Arkhangelsk called ‘Protecting the Constitutional Rights of Citizens in Criminal Proceedings’.

Since October 2015 Konstantin has served as State Secretary and Deputy President of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers. He is responsible for cooperating with state authorities such as the Parliament, the Government, the Prosecutor General’s Office and others. His functions also include coordinating issues on improving the legislation of the Bar Institution in Russia, organising work on draft bills and promoting the Bar as a special institution for protecting the constitutional rights of citizens, including the professional image of lawyers.

He is the co-author of ‘Thomson Reuters Investing in Russia Global Guide’.

Konstantin was awarded a grant from the US Library of Congress and the Centre for the Study of Organised Crime and Corruption under St. Petersburg University. He has completed a fellowship in the USA

Member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Lawyers

Member of the Chair’s Council of the Federal Council of the Russian Federal Assembly for Cooperation with Civil Society Institutions

Member of the Council at the Russian government on trusteeship in the social sphere

Member of the International Bar Association