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

  • University of Bern, Switzerland, PhD in Law, summa cum laude, 2020
  • 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.

Bar Admission 

New York 

 

Publications and insights

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    • 19/09/2022
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    Tetyana Payosova and Joanna Redelbach co authored WTO chapter in The International Trade Review

    Van Bael & Bellis senior associates Tetyana Payosova (Geneva) and Joanna Redelbach (Brussels) have co-authored the WTO chapter in the 8th edition of The International Trade Law Review published by Law Business Research. The chapter examines some of the key developments in WTO case law over the past year and addresses the alternative means of settling appeals in the absence of a functioning WTO Appellate Body, including the Multiparty Interim Appeal Arbitration Agreement (MPIA) and the first-ever recourse to arbitration under Article 25 of the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding.

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    • 31/08/2022
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    Implications of the EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (“CBAM”) for Switzerland

    On 14 July 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published its proposal for a regulation establishing a carbon border adjustment mechanism (“CBAM proposal”). The EU CBAM will put a price on carbon embedded in certain imported products and is conceived as a measure against the risk of carbon leakage. That risk could arise if EU companies move their production abroad to avoid the costs of paying for carbon domestically (i.e. under the EU Emissions Trading System (“EU ETS”)) or import cheaper foreign products that are not subject to a carbon price in their country of production. The EU CBAM thus aims not only at preventing the risk of carbon leakage, but also at ensuring a level playing field for domestic and imported products. The CBAM proposal initially targets five sectors – aluminium, cement, electricity, fertilisers as well as iron and steel. In addition, as proposed by the European Parliament (“EP”), it could potentially also apply to hydrogen, organic chemicals and plastics. In the long run, its scope will be gradually expanded to other sectors covered by the EU ETS, such as glass, ceramics and synthetic rubber.

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    • 24/08/2022
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    The EU Deforestation Due Diligence Proposal: update on the positions of EU institutions

    On 17 November 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) published a Proposal for a Regulation on placing on the EU market and exporting from the European Union wood, cattle (beef), cocoa, coffee, palm oil and soy and derived products associated with deforestation and forest degradation (“Proposed Regulation”). According to the Proposed Regulation, those products can no longer be placed or made available on the EU market, nor can they be exported from the EU market, unless they are deforestation-free. The Proposed Regulation applies to the covered goods originating in any country.

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