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Yuliya Chernykh

Yuliya Chernykh

Associate Professor

Phone number
+47 61 28 75 44

Inland School of Business and Social Sciences
Department of Law
Campus Lillehammer

Short description


Yuliya Chernykh is Associate Professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.


Yuliya researches questions related to the interpretation of legal texts (particularly, contract interpretation and treaty interpretation) and the intersections between national law and international law in international adjudication. She also works in the fields of contract law, international commercial law, international investment law, international trade law, sports law, comparative law, legal theory and legal history.


She has received her PhD in international investment law and arbitration from the University of Oslo, LLM in international commercial arbitration from Stockholm University (summa cum laude) and LLB together with specialist degree from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (summa cum laude). She also has a postgraduate diploma in international trade law from the joint program organised by the University of Turin and the University Institute of European Studies (Italy) in cooperation with the ILO International Training Center and UNCITRAL. 

Yuliya has held visiting researcher positions at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order at the University of Oslo, the University of Vienna, Copenhagen University (iCourts), Stockholm University, the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in Luxembourg, Heidelberg University and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (University of Cambridge).

She has acted as arbitrator, expert and counsel in numerous international arbitration proceedings, and is on the panel of arbitrators of various arbitration institutes, including the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the Singapore International Court of Arbitration (SIAC), the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC - List of practitioners), International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, WIPO list of neutrals, Court of Arbitration for Art, Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, and others. On 2013, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) awarded her the qualification of a Chartered Arbitrator. 

Publications and projects

Yuliya's monograph dealing with the practice and theory of contract interpretation in investment treaty arbitration Contract Interpretation in Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Theory of the Incidental Issue (Brill 2022) is available as an Open Access book. For more information on publications see Cristin.

Yuliya currently leads the Working Group III 'Enforcement of Decisions by Permanent Adjudicatory Bodies (Empirical Dimensions)' of the Academic Forum on ISDS. She also co-leads the Working Group I of the research project 'Compliance Politics and International Investment Disputes’ (COPIID) financed by the Research Council of Norway (Associate Professor II). 


Postal Address

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Postboks 400
2418 Elverum