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Olena L. Omelchenko

Attorney at Law, Partner, Head of International Trade Practice

One of the most successful legal consultants in the field of international trade, trade defense and the WTO law.


  • Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Specialist Degree in Laws)
  • V.M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (PhD in Law)
  • The Institute for Training and Technical Co-operation of the WTO (Trade Remedies and the WTO course)


Olena Omelchenko has 20 years’ substantial experience related to trade protection, WTO rules, customs regulation and adaptation of Ukrainian laws to EU legislation. She advises companies on anti-dumping, safeguard and countervailing investigations in Ukraine and abroad.


Prior to working for Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm Olena Omelchenko 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.

  • Expert of the Council on International Trade at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
  • Member of the expert panel for legal evaluation of actions performed by the Russian Federation in the sphere of trade at the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
Working languages
  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian


Awards and recognition:

  • The Legal 500 – EMEA 2024 Leading Individual in International Trade for Ukraine

  • Who’s Who Legal 2023 Leading Individual in Trade & Customs for Ukraine

  • Client’s Choice 2023: TOP-100 Lawyers of Ukraine Listed among 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine. Practice Leader in International Trade

  • Best Lawyers International 2022 Leading Individual in Trade Law, Customs and Excise for Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Law Firms 2021. A Handbook for Foreign Clients Leading Individual in Trade Remedies/ WTO for Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Women in Law 2023 Legal Market Leader

  • Women In Business Law Awards EMEA 2024 Finalist in nomination "International Trade – Lawyer of the Year"


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