Anzhela Makhinova focuses on international trade. She specializes in trade defence remedies (anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, safeguards) representing both exporters and domestic industry in Ukraine and abroad as well as in WTO issues. Anzhela also has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of international trade including cross-border trade transactions and contracts, agency and distribution, franchising, consumer rights protection, and customs issues.
Ms Makhinova has market-leading experience in advising local and global companies on the application of WTO rules and FTAs in Ukraine.

Anzhela Makhinova is “truly amazing” and is “extremely knowledgeable about legal aspects of handling anti-dumping cases and WTO rules."
“She is one of the most experienced people dealing with international trade issues in Ukraine.”

Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs 2017


  • Named “Best in international trade” by LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019
  • Exclusive ranking in International Trade for Ukraine by Client Choice Awards 2019
  • Exclusive ranking in Franchising for Ukraine by Client Choice Awards 2020
  • No.1 in International/Foreign Trade by Ukrainian Law Firms 2019
  • Named among the world's leading experts in Franchising by Who's Who: Franchise 2019
  • Recognized among leading lawyers in Trade by Best Lawyers International 2020
  • Recognized among the leading Trade and Customs experts by Who's Who: Trade & Customs 2019
  • Recognized by "Ukrainian Women in Law 2019"
  • Named among Top 100 best lawyers of Ukraine and recognized among notable practitioners for International Trade by Client's choice. Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine – 2019, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta


  • Ukraine


  • LL. M from the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"

Professional membership and involvement

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine working group on International Trade
  • International Distribution Institute, Country Expert on Franchising in Ukraine
  • International Trade Council, Deputy Head of the Working Group on Improvement of the Customs-Tariff Regulation and Trade Protection System
  • International Bar Association
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • European Business Association
Media & Insight

How to suspend trade defence remedies applied in the Eurasian Economic Union: recent trends

by Anzhela Makhinova

Russia measures concerning traffic in transit. WTO dispute settlement system. Report of the panel

by Anzhela Makhinova & Victoriia Mykuliak & Anastasiia Koltunova

A world of protectionism or the latest trends in the international trading arena (in ukrainian)

by Anzhela Makhinova & Victoriia Mykuliak

International trade law review, fifth edition. Ukraine

by Anzhela Makhinova

Anzhela Makhinova: “WTO decision on Ukraine does not lift ban on fertilizer imports from Russia” (in russian)

by Anzhela Makhinova

FTA Agreement between Ukraine and Israel — «victory» or another «failure»? (in Russian)

by Anzhela Makhinova & Anastasiia Koltunova

WTO Dispute Settlement: Know the Ropes and Act

by Anzhela Makhinova & Victoriia Mykuliak

Trade Defense Remedies: Hot Topics of 2018

by Anzhela Makhinova & Ivan Baranenko

Serious Concern

by Anzhela Makhinova

Franchising in Ukraine: be careful of hidden reefs! - International Franchising Committee

by Anzhela Makhinova

Entry fee: will Kyiv take a unique chance to protect its exporters (in Ukrainian)

by Anzhela Makhinova & Anastasiia Koltunova

Round timber led to arbitration: the pros and cons of Ukraine's position in a dispute with the EU (in Ukrainian)

by Anzhela Makhinova