News date: 26 October 2017
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm became a partner of V Annual Forum of Legal Advisers organized by the Yurydychna Praktyka Publishing House on October 25, 2017.
Olena Omelchenko, the Head of International Trade Practice at Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, the Head of the Working Group on Foreign Trade at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, made a report at the second session of the forum “Development of the legal adviser’s profession”. The report was devoted to building the career of an in-house lawyer in international trade.
According to Olena Omelchenko, the practice of international trade in the legal departments will be in demand and will be actively developed in the future, including in Ukraine. This is facilitated by the Free Trade Area between Ukraine and the EU, the Free Trade Area between Ukraine and Canada, the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, and the development of e-commerce. Economic and trade sanctions, Brexit and the protectionism tendencies of some countries will affect the change in the vector of trade flows. “The salary of an in-house lawyer specializing in international trade will always be high, because the work goes beyond one jurisdiction”, – said Olena Omelchenko.
V Annual Forum of Legal Advisers is a specialized event for the heads of legal departments, the communication platform for the exchange of experience of legal advisers, representatives of the leading law firms, public authorities, and judges of the higher specialized courts. Traditionally, the forum was concluded with the awarding ceremony in the rating “50 Leading Legal Departments of Ukraine” according to the results of the independent publishing house Yurydychna Praktyka.