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Nadiya Nychay focuses her practice on international trade law, dispute resolution, and regulatory matters. Nadiya has over 20 years of experience working in international law firms and as a legal officer at the World Trade Organization (WTO). She has advised private clients (airlines, automotive, energy, telecom, oil and gas, and transportation companies), sovereign governments, and international organizations on international trade, compliance, and customs matters.

Nadiya served for five years at the WTO, where she advised Panels on subsidies, trade remedies, and agricultural and industrial market access and was involved in several high-profile dispute settlement proceedings.

Nadiya has successfully represented exporters and EU domestic industries in trade matters, including anti-dumping and countervailing measure investigations before the European Commission. Nadiya advises global leaders in the steel, energy/renewable energy, and financial sectors and the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries on the applicability and compliance with EU laws and regulations. She advises on free trade agreements, including the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Nadiya counsels clients on the practical implications of the European Union and United Nations sanctions on transactions relating to Libya, Cuba, Iran, Syria, Russia, and North Korea, among others. Nadiya also provided legal advice and analysis concerning the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA]), the United States' withdrawal from JCPOA, EU Blocking Regulation and mechanisms, and Ukrainian sanctions on Russia.

In addition, Nadiya advises on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance, extraterritorial application of U.S. trade control laws, anti-money laundering rules, data protection, and chemicals (REACH).


  • Riverside sells Energy Exemplar to Blackstone and Vista Equity PartnersJones Day advised investment funds affiliated with Riverside's Australia Fund in connection with the sale of its Energy Exemplar platform to a newly formed acquisition vehicle jointly controlled by investment funds affiliated with Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners.
  • Nordson Corporation acquires ARAGJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in the acquisition and financing of ARAG Group and its subsidiaries from private equity funds advised by European private equity firm Capvis AG and its founders in an all-cash transaction that values ARAG Group at an enterprise value of €960 million ($1.05 billion) and in the related debt financing which consisted of a €760 million 364-day term loan agreement with JPMorgan Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • TotalEnergies' affiliate Cray Valley sells three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital PartnersJones Day is advising Total Energies on its sale of three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital Partners (Wingtack®, PolyBD® and Dymalink®) developed by Cray Valley, its resin production and sales affiliate.
  • Timken acquires Nadella Group from ICGJones Day advised The Timken Company in the acquisition of Nadella Group, a leading European manufacturer of linear guides, telescopic rails, actuators and systems and other specialized industrial motion solutions, from ICG plc.
  • Global chemicals company responds to sanctions imposed on Russian factory ownerJones Day is advising a global chemical company on its ongoing obligations to a Russian entity in the context of sanctions that have been imposed on the provision of certain goods.