Olena Omelchenko

Partner at Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, Head of International Trade Practice, Attorney at Law, PhD 


+380 44 494 1919
site: attorneys.ua


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).



International Trade.



Ukrainian, Russian, English



  • 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.


  • Recommended as one of the leading lawyers in international trade for Ukraine according to the independent research by international directory The Legal 500 – EMEA 2021.
  • Ranked as a leading individual in trade & customs for Ukraine by Who’s Who Legal 2017-2021.
  • Recommended as one of the leading lawyers in trade Law, customs and excise for Ukraine by Best Lawyers International 2022.
  • Ranked as one of the leading lawyers in trade remedies/ WTO for Ukraine according to Ukrainian research Ukrainian Law Firms 2021. A Handbook for Foreign Clients.
  • Listed among 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine according to the annual survey: “The Clients’ Choice 2021: TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine”, recognized as practice leader in international law/ international trade, GR and regulatory activities.



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 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 advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.



Olena Omelchenko enjoys the reputation as a top-three individual for international trade, trade remedies and WTO in Ukraine.

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.