Leonila is an international legal academic and practitioner currently affiliated with the University of Geneva in Switzerland as a researcher.
She has trained with HVDB in Brussels, International Arbitration Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the Secretariat of the ICC Court of Arbitration (both in Paris). Earlier in time, Leonila was acting as a research and teaching assistant for the International Business Law Graduate Program offered by the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, pursued a number of internships with law firms in U.S. and Ukraine and was practicing law in Ukraine.
Having received her primary law degree from the National University of "Kyiv Mohyla Academy" (NaUKMA) in Ukraine in 2004, she also holds three graduate degrees in law (NaUKMA, Ukraine, 2005 (Ukrainian and International Law); CEU, 2006 (International Business Law); MIDS, Switzerland, 2010 (International Dispute Settlement) and an SJD degree in International Arbitration from CEU (2010)). Her Doctoral thesis was entitled "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards under the Art. V(1) of the New York Convention (with the special emphasis on Ukraine, Russian Federation and Belarus.
Leonila speaks Ukrainian, Russian, English and French. Her interests focus over the international dispute settlement in both - public and private law dimensions.