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, sports law, comparative law, legal theory and legal history.
Yuliya supervises master and doctoral students in the fields of international law, comparative law, and contract law.
Prior to joining HINN in 2020, Yuliya hold 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 received her PhD in international investment law and arbitration from the University of Oslo, LLM in international commercial arbitration from Stockholm University and LLB (together with specialist degree) from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. 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 practical experience in international adjudication. 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. She has acted as arbitrator in proceedings under the SCC Arbitration Rules, the ICC Arbitration Rules, the LCIA Arbitration Rules and other arbitration rules. 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.
In 2022, she completed two non-national reports for the special report on independence and impartiality of international adjudicators for the XIX General Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
Yuliya leads the Working Group III 'Compliance with ISDS Awards: Empirical Perspectives and Reform Implications' of the Academic Forum on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and participates in two other working groups focused on dispute prevention and domestic law in ISDS. She also co-leads the Working Group I of the UiO research project 'Compliance Politics and International Investment Disputes’ (COPIID) financed by the Research Council of Norway (Associate Professor II).