Ms Selivanova holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Berne (Switzerland). Her thesis focused on energy dual pricing under WTO law. Ms Selivanova graduated from the Master of International Law and Economics program in the World Trade Institute in Berne and worked for five years in Geneva - first as a consultant in the Rules Division in the WTO, and then in the global WTO & International Trade Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie, an international law firm.
Previously Yulia worked as a lawyer in an international law firm and an international bank in Moscow, Russia. She published on a range of trade and WTO issues, in particular trade in energy and Russian trade policies.