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Trade & Customs 2018

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Clients of Olena Omelchenko are “most impressed by her responsiveness and integrity as a practitioner”. Her speciality lies in international trade protection law, WTO rules and customs regulation.


Olena Omelchenko is the head of international trade practice at Ilyashev & Partners. Olena has 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 countervailing 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 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 an expert 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 international 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 minimize the risks in the process of execution of foreign economic activities.

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