Overview

Tetyana Payosova practises international trade law, with a particular emphasis on WTO law.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Tetyana advised private companies and governments on various aspects of WTO law in her capacity as research fellow at the University of Bern. Her primary focus was on the nexus between trade and environment, climate change and energy. Tetyana also interned with the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC.

Tetyana previously worked as legal adviser at the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT), an international association of railway and shipping companies, where she advised members on matters of international and European transport law and on various aspects of data protection.

In addition, Tetyana has held various teaching and research posts in Brazil, Switzerland, Ukraine and the US.

Languages

Ukrainian, Russian, English, German, Portuguese, French

Education

  • Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2018
    2018 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellow, Frank E.A. Sander Writing Prize, Dean’s Community Leadership Award
  • University of Bern, Switzerland, Master of Law, European and International Law, magna cum laude, 2009
  • National University Odessa Law Academy, Ukraine, Bachelor of Law, 2006 and Master of Law, summa cum laude, 2007

Publications

Tetyana Payosova has published widely in the area of international law. Recent illustrative examples include:

The Dispute Settlement Crisis in the World Trade Organization: Causes and Cures, PIIE

Policy Brief 18-5, March 2018 (together with G.C. Hufbauer and J.J. Schott).

‘Mitigation (Renewable Energy)’ in K. Nadakavukaren Schefer and T. Cottier (eds.), Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law (Edward Elgar, 2017).

‘Regulatory Takings in the Renewable Energy Sector and FET: Regulatory Coherence for Trade and Investment in Renewable Energy’, in T. Cottier and I. Espa (eds.), International Trade in Sustainable Electricity: Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017) (together with S. Matteotti-Berkutova).

‘Promoting Green Electricity through Differentiated Electricity Tax Schemes’, in T. Cottier and I. Espa (eds.), International Trade in Sustainable Electricity: Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017) (together with K. Holzer and I. Espa).

‘The Principle of Proportionality in International Law: Foundations and Variations’, 18(4) Journal of World Investment and Trade 628 (2017) (together with T. Cottier, R. Echandi, R. Liechti and C. Sieber-Gasser).

‘The Jurisprudence of the World Trade Organization in 2015’, 26(2) Swiss Review of International and European Law 327 (2016) (together with M. Hahn, R. Liechti and A. Schlaepfer).

‘Selling the Sun Safely and Effectively: Solar Photovoltaic Standards and Implications for trade Policy’ (together with Sunny Rai), in Gary C. Hufbauer, R. Melendez-Ortiz and Richard Samans (eds), The Law and Economics of a Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement (Cambridge University Press, 2016), reprint of the ICTSD Working Paper (2013).

Teaching Positions

Tetyana Payosova has taught at the University of Bern and the PHW Bern Business School, Switzerland and was a visiting assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Law in the United States, where she developed and taught a course on international energy law.

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New York 

 

Publications and insights

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    • 06/12/2019
    • News

    Tetyana Payosova speaks at a WTI workshop on “Trade Wars and their Impact on Global Trade and Small Economies” in Bern

    On 21 November 2019, Van Bael & Bellis associate Tetyana Payosova spoke at a workshop titled “Trade Wars and their Impact on Global Trade and Small Economies” that was organised by the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern in cooperation with the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research. The workshop discussed the rule and role of law in trade wars, the political economy and the economic impact of trade wars on global trade and on small economies. Tetyana’s presentation focused on the role of the WTO dispute settlement system in securing the rule of law, especially in times of trade wars. The panel was chaired by Professor Makane Moise Mbengue, University of Geneva. The other panel members were Niall Meagher (Executive Director, Advisory Centre on WTO Law, Geneva), Professor Michael Hahn (Managing Director, IEW, University of Bern) and Professor Henry Gao (Singapore Management University). Further information on the seminar can be found here

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    • 23/11/2018
    • Articles

    Brexit: trade implications of the draft withdrawal agreement and the draft declaration on the future

    The draft declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, which was published on 22 November 2018, offers for the first time some insight into the legal framework that is likely to govern trade between the United Kingdom and the European Union after the transition period comes to an end. Van Bael & Bellis has prepared a brief note providing an overview of the trade implications and the timeline of the successive legal frameworks that are envisaged by the draft withdrawal agreement and the draft declaration on the future relationship.

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