Alla Konnikov is an Associate Professor and Director of the Law and Business Programme at the University of Law in London, U.K. Her research and teaching focus on contract and business law, equity and debt finance, mergers and acquisitions and legal skills. As a Director of Law and Business, Alla has helped develop and teach a number of the innovative courses tailored for lawyers, including global economy, financial analysis, corporate finance, marketing and business development, strategy and leadership. Alla Konnikov earned her undergraduate degree in International Relations and Psychology (Hon) and a MSc in Psychology (Hon) at Columbia University, USA. She received her law qualification (Distinction) from the University of Law London, UK.