Overview

Yuriy Rudyuk specialises in international trade law with a particular focus on anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations, involving exporters from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. 

Over more than a decade, Yuriy has represented key Ukrainian exporters in all major EU anti-dumping proceedings concerning a wide variety of products, including steel, seamless and welded tubes, ammonium nitrate, urea, ironing boards and ferro-alloys.   He also regularly represents CIS exporters in trade defence proceedings initiated by other jurisdictions such as Brazil, India, Pakistan, Taiwan and Turkey.

Languages

Ukrainian, English, Russian

Recommendations

  • Chambers Global – International Trade/WTO (Foreign expert for Ukraine)
  • International Who’s Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers – Trade Law

Education

  • University of Amsterdam, LL.M. in International Trade Law, 2000
  • University of Lviv Law School, Ukraine, Master of Laws, 1999

Publications

Contributor to Van Bael & Bellis, EU Anti-Dumping and Other Trade Defence Instruments (fifth edition, Kluwer, 2011), the standard work of reference in the field of EU trade law.

Bar Admissions

Ukraine
Brussels

Notable assignments

  • Representing MnChemical LLC, the sole producer of manganese oxides in Georgia, in the EU anti-dumping proceeding against imports of manganese oxide and obtaining a termination of the proceeding without imposition of anti-dumping measures.

  • Representing Metinvest, Ukraine’s largest steel group and one of the largest steel producers in the world, in the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of Hot-Rolled Coils initiated by Turkey and obtaining a termination of the proceeding without the imposition of anti-dumping measures.

Publications and insights

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    • 25/03/2022
    • News

    Protection of Business Assets in Russia and Ukraine under International Investment Law

    Russia’s military action in Ukraine together with its announcement of retaliatory measures in response to international sanctions are likely to have significant implications for foreign investors with investments in Russia and/or Ukraine. Following the critical response of the international community to Russia’s invasion and the widespread imposition of sanctions, Russia has already drawn up a list of unfriendly countries which could be targeted. As more multinationals suspend their operations in Russia, Russia has also announced various measures intended to stem the outflow of foreign capital including the possibility that the assets of any such foreign investors seeking to exit operations in Russia could be nationalised without compensation. Russia still remains bound by the international treaties which it has signed and ratified. This Client Alert considers the protections and remedies which might be available to foreign investors affected by Russian measures under International Investment Law. After considering the measures which could potentially give rise to investment treaty claims (Section A), this Client Alert provides an overview of the treaty protections available to foreign investors as well as a summary of how those protections can be accessed (Section B). It concludes with some immediate practical guidance for foreign investors who are affected by Russia’s measures (Section C).

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    • 10/11/2021
    • Articles

    BITs and FITs: Investment treaty claims arising out of Ukraine’s recent amendments to its FIT scheme

    On 28 October 2021, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) registered a new request for arbitration proceedings brought against Ukraine by SREW NV (SREW). SREW, which owns the 110-megawatt Dnepro-Bugsky wind power station in southern Ukraine, is claiming that Ukraine’s reforms to its tariff regime are in breach of the BLEU (Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union) - Ukraine bilateral investment treaty (BIT). This follows the claim earlier in the year by Modus Energy International (Modus Energy), a Lithuanian investor in three solar power plants in Ukraine, which filed SCC arbitration proceedings against Ukraine under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). Modus Energy is claiming, by way of its Dutch subsidiary, that Ukraine has breached the ECT through the adoption of Law No. 810-IX, a legislative reform which reduced guaranteed feed-in tariffs (FITs). It is reported that Modus Energy is claiming damages of approximately EUR 11.5 million. Yet, the claims by SREW and Modus Energy may only be the first set of claims in a potential wave of investment treaty claims, under the ECT or other bilateral investment treaties, that Ukraine may face over recent amendments to its FIT regime. Elementum Energy, a UK investor, has already filed a notice of dispute under both the ECT and the UK-Ukraine BIT and it is reported that investors from Norway, South Korea and Turkey are also considering or have already filed similar trigger letters in response to Ukraine’s legislative reforms. In this Client Alert, we discuss the recent legislative reforms to Ukraine’s FIT regime which have already given rise to the disputes referred to above. We also consider the claims which Ukraine could face in the context of similar claims which other States have faced in response to the reduction in FITs.

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    • 16/07/2020
    • News

    Yuriy Rudyuk speaks at webinar organized by EUROMETAL “After COVID 19: Survival strategies for steel distribution, SSC and Steel Trade”

    On 9 July 2020, Van Bael & Bellis partner Yuriy Rudyuk spoke at the EUROMETAL webinar on the outcome of the second review of EU safeguard measures applicable to imports of certain steel products as well as other trade defence measures in the EU affecting trade in steel. Yuriy’s comments on further reviews of the safeguard measures and their likely outcome were reported by Kallanish Steel https://eurometal.net/eu-plans-two-more-safeguard-reviews/ .

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