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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 18 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
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English


Awards and recognition:

  • The Legal 500 – EMEA 2021 Leading Individual in International Trade for Ukraine

  • Who’s Who Legal 2020 Leading Individual in Trade & Customs for Ukraine

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

  • Ukrainian Law Firms 2020. A Handbook for Foreign Clients Leading Individual in Trade Remedies/ WTO for Ukraine

  • Client’s Choice 2020: TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine Listed among 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine. Practice Leader in International Law/ International Trade


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Today we are working on projects for more than 400 active clients


Recent publications

Free Trade Areas – Better Access to Markets

Article for Ukrainian Law Firms 2019

16 July 2019

In Search of Lost Transit

Column for ZN.ua

16 April 2019

The International Trade Practice Will Expand

Interview to Yurydychna Gazetа

21 January 2019

Sanctions Review 2017

Article for Ukrainian Law Firms 2018

22 August 2018

Legal Aspects of Ukrainian Sanctions

Column for the European Pravda

16 July 2018

EU Strengthens Trade Defence: Things Ukraine Should Be Aware Of

Column for the European Pravda

9 January 2018

EU Strengthens Trade Defense. What Is Wrong with It for Ukraine

Column for the European Pravda

27 October 2016


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