Senior Associate, Van Bael & Bellis, Geneva
Tetyana is a senior associate at Van Bael & Bellis, a leading independent law firm with a head office in Brussels, where she practices international trade law, with a particular emphasis on WTO law. Tetyana also advises clients on matters related to export control, trade and environment, EU law in the field of renewable energy, data protection, as well as international and EU rail transport law.
Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Tetyana advised private companies and governments on various aspects of WTO law in her capacity as research fellow at the University of Bern. Her primary focus was on the nexus between trade and environment, climate change and energy. Tetyana also interned with the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC.
Tetyana was awarded a PhD degree with Distinction at the University of Bern (Switzerland) for her thesis “International Trade Law and Green Electricity: Towards Regulatory Coherence in the WTO, Europe and the Americas”. Tetyana also holds LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School (USA) and Master of Law degrees from the University of Bern (Switzerland) and Odesa National Law Academy (Ukraine).
Tetyana’s research interests lie at the intersection of international trade law, international investment law and various aspects of international and national energy law, in particular renewable energy law.
‘Mitigation (Renewable Energy)’ in K. Nadakavukaren Schefer and T. Cottier (eds.), Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law (Edward Elgar, 2017).
‘Regulatory Takings in the Renewable Energy Sector and FET: Regulatory Coherence for Trade and Investment in Renewable Energy’, in T. Cottier and I. Espa (eds.), International Trade in Sustainable Electricity: Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017) (together with S. Matteotti-Berkutova).
‘Promoting Green Electricity through Differentiated Electricity Tax Schemes’, in T. Cottier and I. Espa (eds.), International Trade in Sustainable Electricity: Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017) (together with K. Holzer and I. Espa).
‘Selling the Sun Safely and Effectively: Solar Photovoltaic Standards and Implications for trade Policy’ (together with Sunny Rai), in Gary C. Hufbauer, R. Melendez-Ortiz and Richard Samans (eds), The Law and Economics of a Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement (Cambridge University Press, 2016), reprint of the ICTSD Working Paper (2013).
‘Can virtually imported biogas count towards climate targets of Switzerland and receive preferential tax treatment? Assessment of compatibility with the international legal climate change regime, WTO law, EU law and the Free Trade Agreement EEC – Switzerland‘, Legal Opinion for the SFOE, 23 December 2014 (on file with authors) (together with T. Cottier and I. Polovets).
‘CO2 Tax or a Tariff on Imported Electricity: Assessing the Compatibility with WTO Law, EU Law and the Swiss-EEC Free Trade Agreement’, Legal Opinion for the FFA, SFOE and SECO (June 2014), (together with T. Cottier, K. Holzer, S. Hirsbrunner, I. Espa)
‘Differential Taxation of Electricity: Assessing the Compatibility with WTO Law, EU Law and the Swiss-EEC Free Trade Agreement’, Legal Opinion for the FFA, SFOE and SECO, 18.03.2014, (together with T. Cottier, K. Holzer, S. Hirsbrunner and I. Espa)
Teaching in the field of energy law
Tetyana has held various teaching posts in Switzerland, Ukraine and the US.