This textbook provides a full course on contemporary private international law; an analysis of Russian legislation, foreign law, international agreements and nonstate law norms. The textbook is composed of a general and a special section. Some chapters in the special section are new and the questions examined in them have not yet received enough attention in other Russian textbooks and learning materials published so far (the transborder transfer of personal data legal regime, securities regulation, legal regime for offshore companies and trusts; specific types of obligations – international work and labour contracts, services agreements, corporate agreements, secured transactions). The textbook contains the amended provisions of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation after the reforms of 2013–2015 and also recently adopted federal laws: on controlled foreign companies (November 2014), on jurisdictional immunities of states and their property (November 2015), on arbitration (arbitration proceedings) in Russia (December 2015). Among others the textbook also analyses APC of RF, CCP of RF and the Russian Federation Law on international commercial arbitration with amendments made to the acts in 2015, to enter into force in 01.09.2016. The author examines Russian and foreign public court practices on adopting private international law norms. Many examples are given on dispute settlements by international commercial arbitration (YUKOS case against the Russian Federation and others). Recommended for students, postgraduates, tutors in law universities and faculties, specialist practitioners, government officials, legislators.