Vera Shaftan is a corporate lawyer based in Moscow. She focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, energy and natural resources, regulatory issues including data protection. For more than 10 years Vera has advised foreign and domestic companies on M&A transactions, joint ventures, oil and gas (including those on the continental shelf) and mining projects and on their operations in Russia.
Vera graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations, International Commercial Law Department in 2004.
In March 2015 Vera presented at IAPP summit in Washington on the requirements for localization of the Russians’ personal data.