Anzhela Makhinova is a partner at Sayenko Kharenko, where she is responsible for international trade practice. Anzhela focuses on international trade. She specialises in trade defence remedies (anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, safeguards), representing both exporters and the 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 is a country expert of the International Distribution Institute on franchising, distribution and agency in Ukraine as well as chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine’s working group on international trade.

Ms Makhinova is exclusively ranked in international trade for Ukraine in the Client Choice awards 2017–2019, recognised among leading lawyers in international trade by Ukrainian Law Firms 2017–2018, and named among the world’s leading experts in franchising and international trade by Who’s Who Legal: Franchise and Who’s Who Legal: Trade and Customs, respectively (2016–2018); and by Best Lawyers in International Trade. She is also ‘Best in International Trade’ according to the European Women in Business Law Awards.