Nataliia Isakhanova is a Partner of Sergii Koziakov & Partners with more than 20-year experience of legal practice specializing in International Trade Law, Antitrust & Competition Law and Foreign Investments.
Nataliia Isakhanova has extensive experience representing the interests of foreign investors in major investment projects in manufacturing, oil-and-gas industry, commercial, agricultural and telecommunication sectors in Ukraine and abroad. Nataliia Isakhanova advises Ukrainian and foreign clients on various issues related to International Trade and WTO law, Antitrust & Competition Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Law, and Foreign Investments.
Nataliia is representing and advising General Motors Company, Opel Southeast Europe LLC, Chevrolet Central and Eastern Europe LLC, DELPHI France SAS, TP-LINK Technologies Co. Ltd, Bunge, Lenovo Group, Hyundai Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, ECO Eastern Europe Real Estate AG, Mohamed Abdulmohsin Al Kharafi & Sons General Trading, General Contracting & Industrial Structures Co W. L. L., Zammler Ukraine LLC, Chinese Commercial Association, AE Nibulon Ltd (the largest Ukrainian agricultural exporter of grain), Scanroc (the largest Ukrainian producer of an energy-saving system for building’s thermal protection), Ukreximbank and many others.
Nataliia Isakhanova was repeatedly invited as an independent expert. Upon the World Bank request, Nataliia Isakhanova participated in the working group composed of leading EU lawyers on preparation of the reports on conformity of Ukrainian legislation with the WTO standards and agreements under the WTO framework and developed recommendations on harmonization of Ukrainian legislation with the WTO standards and requirements related to the following issues: technical barriers to trade and licensing, development of the state program of support to agriculture and agro-food export-import regime in accordance with WTO requirements; analysis of the Ukrainian legislation which regulates services market and preparation of requests to the services market functioning and its implementation to acting legislation of Ukraine; analysis of the Ukrainian legislation of the intellectual property rights protection and its law enforcement; analysis of WTO prospective legislation in the context of issues regarded in the Doha Round framework. Nataliia Isakhanova participated in the working group on preparation of the National Export Strategy and Action Plan for Ukraine for the period of 2016-2020. These documents have been prepared with financial support from Western NIS Enterprise Fund on the request of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Nataliia Isakhanova took part in the project on elaboration of proposals on reforming the Customs and Currency legislation of Ukraine and on amendments of the Law “On Foreign Economic Activity” related to sanctions to economic operators (at the request of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting). Nataliia Isakhanova also developed amendments to the current Ukrainian trade defence legislation (the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine). Nataliia Isakhanova was invited as an independent expert in the National consultation process on the development of sectoral and cross-sectoral export strategies of Ukraine. Nataliia Isakhanova developed the Concept of the Ukrainian Center for Foreign Investment Promotion and gave recommendations regarding Legislative Acts on establishment and activity of the Ukrainian for Foreign Investment Promotion as part of the grant of the Government of the Netherlands.
Nataliia Isakhanova was an Adviser on Foreign Investments and Trade of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara (Georgia) from January 2009 to October 2012.
Nataliia Nataliia Isakhanova is a member of the Strategic Alliance for WTO and Trade Remedies Law and Practice (SAWTR) that gathers leading trade lawyers from different jurisdictions, including USA, EU and China. Mrs. Isakhanova is the fist and the only one SAWTR member from Ukraine.
Nataliia Isakhanova was elected as a Deputy Head of the Export-Import Committee of the Chinese Commercial Association
It was emphasized that Nataliia Isakhanova is a key name for merger clearance matters, investigations and antitrust litigation in Sergii Koziakov & Partners in the sphere of Competition by The Legal 500 EMEA. Nataliia Isakhanova is ‘great at what she does – she knows the law and is comfortable with explaining it’.
Nataliia Isakhanova is recognized as a National expert in the sphere of Trade & Customs and in the sphere of Competition Law (Cartel Regulation) by Getting The Deal Through.
Nataliia Isakhanova is recognized as an Expert in the sphere of International Trade and Competition & Antitrust by CorporateLiveWire.
Nataliia Isakhanova is recognized as one of the most successful women lawyers in the Ukrainian legal business by UKRAINIAN WOMEN IN LAW 2019 (Yurydychna Gazeta).
Nataliia Isakhanova is included into Top100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine according to Research of Yurydychna Gazeta (Legal Newspaper).
Nataliia Isakhanova is among the leaders of the following practices: Competition/Antitrust Law, International Law/International Trade, and Investments according to research of Yurydychna Gazeta (Legal Newspaper) «Client choice. TOP 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine»
Nataliia Isakhanova regularly speaks as an Ukrainian trade law expert at conferences and workshops. Nataliia Isakhanova authored numerous articles and publications on International Trade, Competition Law and Corporate Law.
Nataliia Isakhanova holds Master`s Degree in International Law from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of International Relations.
Nataliia holds Ph.D. in International Law from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of International Relations, International Law Department, dissertation “International Legal Regulation of Foreign Economic Relations between Ukraine and CIS Countries”.
Nataliia is fluent in English, Russian and Ukrainian and admitted to the Ukrainian Association of Lawyers and Ukrainian National Bar Association.