Alexey Petrenko

LL.M., Lead Expert

LL.M., Lead Expert

Alexey Petrenko has been part of our trade dispute team since 2017. As a specialist for the Center he deals with analysis and summary of the practices of the WTO dispute settlement system. Alexey’s responsibilities include preparation of legal opinions on the issues of consistency of the documents and agreements of Russia and other countries with their WTO obligations. Alexey also regularly provides notes for our analytical blog and corporate periodical and participates in other projects of the WTO Expertise Center.


His prior experience enabled him to approach WTO’s applicable law with the best international practice at hand, including fundamental knowledge of common international law and academiс attention to detail. Alexey’s analytical skills help our Center find ultimate solutions of the problems arising in the process of WTO’s dispute settlement.


In addition to his general expertise in trade law Alexey is knowledgeable in specific areas of WTO law, including:

·         Preliminary objections stage of WTO’s dispute settlement;

·         Peculiarities of procedural rules of WTO’s safeguards disputes;

·         Tariff quotas (Art. XIII GATT);

·         Security exceptions (Art. XXI GATT).

Alexey has published a number of scientific papers. His scientific research work has met with domestic and international critical acclaim. In 2016 Alexey became the winner of the International Law in the 21st Century prize and a year earlier his paper on WTO received a special mention from the Society of International Economic Law. Alexey also participates in mock trials for college students.


Magister of Law (LL.M.), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 2015.

Degree in Jurisprudence, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, 2013.

Exchange student, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 2010-2011

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Previous work experience:

2017: assistant, faculty of international and European law, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad;

2016-2017: research assistant, the Institute for International and European Law, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany;

2015: intern, WTO Expertise Center;

2011–2013: lab assistant, the Center for International and European Law, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad.

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