Sergii Koziakov and Partners offers congratulations to the team of Taras Shevhenko National University of Kyiv on successful performance at the Final Oral Round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law (EMC2). The Final Round was taking place on 7-12 June 2016 at the WTO Headquarters (Geneva, Switzerland) were the world’s top 20 teams competed against the best of the best.
This year, Taras Shevhenko National University of Kyiv is represented be Yi Jang, Nadiya Mykiyevych, Alice Ostrovska and Maria Usatenko – the students of the Institute of International Relations (Master Programme on International Trade Regulation) and the Faculty of Law.
This result is impressive, as the geography of the EMC2 – 2016 has accounted for about 100 teams worldwide. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv has been the only team from the Eastern Europe and the CIS that qualified to the Final Round. The University has been participating in the EMC2 since 2010 and it is for the fourth time that it has proceeded to the Grand Final among the best world’s teams.
Sergii Koziakov and Partners pays compliments to the coaches of the University’s Team:
Nataliia Kozachuk – PhD Student of the International Private Law Chair (Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv);
Olesia Kryvetska – Associate at Sergii Koziakov and Partners,
Anna Gladshtein – Legal Adviser at USAID Trade Policy Project,
Oleksandra Brovko – Associate at Sayenko Kharenko.
Sergii Koziakov and Partners has been coaching the team of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv since the very first participation in the EMC2 back in 2010. Prior to 2014, the team had been coached by the firm’s counsellor Victoria Kotsiubska (currently – the dispute settlement lawyer at the WTO Rules Division) and a senior associate Anna Gladshtein being supervised by Sergii Koziakov, Associate Professor of the International Private Law Chair, Institute of International Relations. Recently, upon invitation of the coaches from Sergii Koziakov and Partners, young talented colleagues have joined the coach staff. Their career in international trade law was pushed due to participation in the EMC2.
It is pleasant to note that in 2016 the team of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv has been supported by the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development of Ukraine and personally by the Trade Representative of Ukraine Nataliya Mykolska. It is worth to highlight the input made by the USAID Trade Policy Project that has covered all the expenses related to the teams’ engagement at the EMC2 the Final Oral round participation.
Sergii Koziakov and Partners is happy to contemplate the international trade development in Ukraine – both as a law practice and an educational and research speciality. We do consider this result one of our major professional achievements.