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


  • Recognised among the leading individuals for International Trade by The Legal 500, 2021
  • Named among the world's leading experts in international trade by LMG Europe Women in Business Law 2020
  • 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 2021
  • Named among the world's leading experts in Franchising by Who's Who: Franchise 2020
  • Recognised among the leading lawyers in Franchise and Trade by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022
  • Recognised among the leading Trade and Customs experts by Who's Who: Trade & Customs 2020
  • Recognised 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
  • “Lawyer of the Year” in Trade Law by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022


  • 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

Trade defense remedies: the most frequently used protectionist measures of 2020

by Anzhela Makhinova

World trade during COVID pandemic, trade protectionism and deadlock in the multilateral trading system: Quo vadis?

by Anzhela Makhinova & Victoriia Mykuliak

How do foreign countries protect their producers from imports? (In Ukrainian)

by Anzhela Makhinova

European corporate legal insights: Applicable law to distribution agreements in the different European countries

by Anzhela Makhinova

Export markets are closing, so Ukrainian companies must be ready to defend their place under the sun (In Ukrainian)

by Anzhela Makhinova

Chief for world trade: who will become the new CEO of the WTO (in Ukrainian)

by Anzhela Makhinova

WTO dispute settlement 2020: ways forward

by Anzhela Makhinova & Victoriia Mykuliak

Trade defence remedies: hot topics of 2019

by Anzhela Makhinova & Ivan Baranenko

Trade in the era of a pandemic: what Ukraine should prepare for (In Russian)

by Anzhela Makhinova

The commission of the MEDT will make a legal decision on diesel fuel in absentia (In Ukrainian)

by Anzhela Makhinova

How reasonable will be the investigation into the import of diesel fuel and liquefied gas in case of its initiation (In Russian)

by Anzhela Makhinova

Prices of food will increase significantly if the Ministry of economic development, trade and agriculture raises the duty on diesel fuel, - Agrarian Union (In Ukrainian)

by Anzhela Makhinova