Dr. Leonila Guglya

Business School Professor

Nationality: Ukrainian

Professional Career & Mini Bio

Professor Dr. Leonila Guglya teaches Business and Corporate Law at the BBA level at BSL since 2012. She has an extensive academic and practical background in international law domain, focusing on international trade law, international business law and international dispute settlement.

In 2017 Prof. Dr. Guglya defended her Ph.D. thesis in WTO Law with a summa cum laude mention at the University of Geneva (the manuscript is now awaiting final revisions/ degree award pending). In 2010, she has also obtained an SJD (Ph.D.) summa cum laude degree in International Business Law/International Arbitration from Central European University (CEU). Her doctoral studies were preceded by the three graduate-level degrees in law, all – with a certain extent of concentration on international commercial law and international dispute settlement issues – from (chronologically) National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Ukraine); Central European University (US/Hungary) and University of Geneva Law School / Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland).

After starting her legal career as an in-house counsel in Ukraine in 2001, at varied periods in time she has worked with several international law firms in Ukraine, Belgium and France, was acting as a research associate for the international investment arbitration project at the University of Geneva, was a visiting researcher and, later, a doctoral fellow at the WTO, and had a wide range of academic engagements, predominantly in Hungary and Switzerland. She joined IDEAS Centre, a Geneva-based trade-related “do-tank”, in 2018 as a Policy Advisor, in which capacity she provides trade policy advice and technical assistance to developing and least developed countries in WTO accession negotiations, post-accession process, DDA negotiations (agriculture, fisheries subsidies and SDT) as well as in the negotiations on the “new” issues (e-commerce, investment facilitation, and MSMEs).

Prof. Dr. Guglya is the author of a number of publications on international law and dispute settlement topics and a frequent participant of international law symposia.

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