Natalia Shpilkovskaya is international trade lawyer and consultant, provides consulting services in legal research, analysis and analytical support in international trade negotiations and trade disputes at the WTO. She has extensive legal experience in international trade issues and WTO law. Natalia was instrumental in presenting arguments and winning several disputes at the panel's and the Appellate Body's stages of the dispute settlement process in the WTO.
Natalia holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Kutafin Moscow State Academy of Law and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Ottawa. In her studies, she focused on legal research in WTO law and subjects related to international trade regulation and the WTO dispute settlement mechanism.
Natalia is a practicing specialist in international trade law, particularly World Trade Organization law, with more than 20 years of legal experience. She was instrumental in presenting arguments and winning several disputes at the panel's and the Appellate Body's stages of the dispute settlement process in the WTO.
For the last ten years, she has provided legal support, drafted submissions and statements in several WTO disputes and presented arguments before panels and the Appellate Body. Natalia has provided legal analysis and interpretation of various WTO Agreements, including GATT 1994, the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement, the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, and the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization.
From 2011 to 2014 Natalia worked with the International Trade Law Group in a leading Canadian law firm (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP), where she assisted with legal research, analysis and preparation of submissions in three appeals before the WTO Appellate Body (US - Clove Cigarettes, US - Tuna II (Mexico) and US - COOL) and in a compliance dispute before the Panel (US - COOL (Article 21.5)).
Natalia has participated in several projects related to international trade, sustainable development, legal research and international law, in particular with the University of Ottawa, and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva.
For over 10 years, Natalia was the Managing Editor of the news and analytical periodical publication "Mosty" on international trade and sustainable development.
In 2008 and in 2018-2019, Natalia participated in the JuriGlobe's project on World Legal Systems by translating the 2nd and 3rd editions of the site JuriGlobe - World Legal Systems into the Russian language.