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).
"Nychay’s reputation for uncompromising professionalism and attention to detail has made her one of the most sought-after lawyers in international trade law."Top 10 European Influencers in International Trade/WTO Law For 2023, Business Today
- Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID) (Doctorate program in International Trade Law, 2011-2018); Georgetown University (LL.M. and Certificate Program in WTO & International Trade Studies 2006; Fellow, Institute of International Economic Law, 2005-2006); Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) (Master's in European and International Comparative Law 2000); Lviv Ivan Franko National University (Law Degree 1999)
- Brussels Bar (B-List) and Ukraine
- Consultant and Legal Officer, World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (2006-2011)
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe: ranked in international trade/WTO and described as "very impressive" and "approaches the matters in a simple way and is able to understand our practical needs"
The Legal 500: "a highly experienced sanctions compliance specialist and trade adviser to a mix of private clients, foreign governments, and transnational organizations" and "extremely responsive and attentive"
- English, French, Ukrainian, German, and Russian
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