Olena Omelchenko is held in high regard by peers who consider her “one of the best trade lawyers in Ukraine”.
Olena Omelchenko is a partner and the head of international trade practice at Ilyashev & Partners. Olena has over 15 years’ substantial experience related to WTO rules, trade protection, applying for regional preferential arrangements, export controls and sanctions, customs regulation and adaptation of Ukrainian laws to EU legislation, anti-dumping, safeguard and anti-subsidy investigations in Ukraine and abroad.
Prior to working for Ilyashev & Partners, Olena was a member of the negotiations group on preparation of the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement, as well as free trade agreements between Ukraine and Canada, Turkey, Serbia and other states. She participated in numerous international trade negotiations. In 2015 Olena was an adviser to the minister of economic development and trade of Ukraine.
Olena enjoys the reputation as a top-three individual for international trade, trade remedies and WTO in Ukraine. Olena is a member of the public council at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, and of the council on international trade at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. She heads the working group on external trade at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC).
Olena provides major exporters and importers with the legal services in the sphere of international trade and customs, to increase the value of the client’s business and minimise the risks in the process of execution of foreign economic activities.