Khrystyna holds Master’s Degree with honors in International Law (specializing in International Private Law) from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. From 2009 through 2011, Khrystyna participated at the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court. To delve further into the field she has written theses on the ICSID jurisdiction for her Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees. During the course of her studies, Khrystyna interned in the leading Ukrainian law firms in the field of international arbitration.
In 2011, Khrystyna started practicing international arbitration. Since 2013, Khrystyna has been working at the Kyiv-based law firm specializing in international arbitration, ENGARDE Attorneys at law. During 5 years of legal practice she served as a counsel in arbitration proceedings under the rules of LCIA, ICC, SCC GAFTA and FOSFA. Besides, Khrystyna represented clients in the court proceedings on recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Ukraine. Recently Khrystyna has been admitted to the 2016-2017 edition of the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement.
She regularly publishes articles (Pros and Cons of arbitration and mediation; Terra Nullius: Rules of professional ethics of representatives of the parties in international commercial arbitration; Specificity of GAFTA and FOSFA Arbitration; Some Categories of Disputes Referred to GAFTA and FOSFA arbitration) and provides commentaries on the issues related to alternative dispute resolution.