General info

Anzhela Makhinova focuses on international trade. She specialises in trade defence remedies (anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, safeguards), representing both exporters and domestic industry in Ukraine and abroad. Anzhela has already participated in more than 50 trade investigations in Ukraine and abroad and represented the interests and advised clients in six WTO cases at different stages (starting from consultations and to arbitration related to reasonable implementation period).

Anzhela also has advised clients in about 150+ different trade compliance projects related to sanctions, customs laws and procedures, export controls, product safety of food and non-food products, obtaining different permits/licenses, consumer rights protection etc. Mrs. Makhinova has participated in different comprehensive regulatory monitoring projects for heavily regulated industries (e.g. tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, medicinal products, agrichemicals etc.) as well as in elaborating draft laws introducing new and/or amending current regulatory requirements applicable to the said industries.

Anzhela has also advised clients on cross-border trade transactions and contracts, to name but a few: agency, distribution, franchising contracts, contracts on provision of different services, supply contracts, hotel management contracts etc.

Ms Makhinova has been engaged as a legal expert in different comprehensive projects related to conclusion of new or amending the existing free trade agreements of Ukraine with the third countries.

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

“Anzhela Makhinova is a leading international trade lawyer. She is a leader with best knowledge and practice of trade Law.”

“Anzhela Makhinova is very practical, knowledgeable and business-oriented. She is the #1 choice in Ukraine.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021


Recognised among the leading individuals for International Trade by The Legal 500, 2023

Named among the world's leading experts in international trade by LMG Europe Women in Business Law 2022

Exclusive ranking in International Trade for Ukraine by Client Choice Awards 2022

Exclusive ranking in Franchising for Ukraine by Client Choice Awards 2021

No.1 in International/Foreign Trade by Ukrainian Law Firms 2021

Named among the world's leading experts in Franchising by Who's Who: Franchise 2022

Lawyer of the Year in Trade by Best Lawyers 2022

Recognised among the leading Trade and Customs experts by Who's Who: Trade & Customs 2022

Recognised by "Ukrainian Women in Law 2021"

Recognised in Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2022

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


Professional membership and involvement

Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine working group on International Trade

International Distribution Institute, Country Expert on Franchising, Distribution and Agency in Ukraine

Advisor of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine on international trade issues

International Bar Association

Ukrainian Bar Association

European Business Association

Member of the expert group of the Trade and sustainable development council in accordance to article 301 of the Association agreement between Ukraine and EU

Member of the working group under the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine regarding the protection of economic rights and legitimate interests of Ukraine and its business entities in response to internationally illegal acts, discriminatory and/or unfriendly actions.






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

Media & Insight Anzhela Makhinova

04 April 2023


Important changes in food safety regulations
04 April 2023


Ministry of Economy of Ukraine has approved a new Technical Regulation on crystal glass
04 April 2023


Amendments were introduced into the legislation in the sphere of the protection of rights of plant varieties, seed production and seedling
04 April 2023


The register of persons, responsible for placing medical products on the market, became operational in Ukraine
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