RIANA TERNEY is a managing associate in the Global Arbitration, Trade and Advocacy group, where she focuses her practice on international trade compliance, trade and investment policy, and disputes before the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Riana advises companies on matters related to customs regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and export controls administered by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Riana also counsels U.S. and foreign clients on national security matters, including transactions reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Riana has represented governments and counseled interested private parties at every level of dispute settlement proceedings at the WTO, preparing written and oral arguments before WTO panels and the Appellate Body. Among other disputes, Riana has counseled Airbus S.A.S. in the WTO disputes between the United States and the European Communities on government support for the large civil aircraft industry. Riana also represents a major global media company on issues involving international and domestic protection of copyrights.
Additionally, Riana represents private companies and sovereign States in investment treaty arbitrations, including before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and its Additional Facility, and has also represented clients in international commercial arbitrations, such as under the auspices of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
Prior to joining Sidley, Riana worked on matters related to international trade and public international law. As a legal intern to the Honorable Richard K. Eaton for the United States Court of International Trade, she focused primarily on matters involving antidumping duty assessment. At the United Nations Population Fund, Riana’s role included investigating foreign taxation in relation to United Nations privileges and immunities. In her capacity as a Research Fellow to Professor Anu Bradford at Columbia Law School, Riana analyzed antitrust provisions in preferential trade agreements.
Riana speaks Turkish and Spanish.