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Leaders in Law Lecture: Iryna Polovets, WTO

Law Lecture Theatre 2
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Thursday 1st March 2018 (18:00-19:00)
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CEPLER is delighted to welcome a truly international guest to present the next lecture in the esteemed Leaders in Law series. Iryna Polovets is a Dispute Settlement Lawyer at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organisation.

Prior to joining the World Trade Organization in 2014, Iryna worked as a consultant at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and as a lawyer in a Ukrainian law firm. In addition, she completed internships at the Appellate Body Secretariat, in the Brussels office of Mayer Brown, a prominent law firm, and at a civil chamber of a district court in Odesa, Ukraine.

Iryna holds a Bachelor's degree with specialization in Maritime Law from Odesa National Maritime Academy and a Master's degree with specialization in International Economic Law from Kyiv National Economic University (Ukraine) in addition to the Master in International Law and Economics (MILE) Degree from the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern (Switzerland), and an LLM in International Trade and Business Law from the University of Arizona (USA). She also participated in the International Academy for Arbitration Law (Paris, France) and passed professional qualifying examinations at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK).

Throughout her studies, Iryna received various scholarships and awards, including the Fulbright Graduate Student Award, the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship, the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO) scholarship, and the Munger Prize for Scholars in International and Business Law.

In her lecture, Iryna will talk about her path to global legal practice and the highlights of her career so far, along with profiling her current role in the World Trade Organisation.

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