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Overview

Nikolay Mizulin leads Mayer Brown's Public Policy, Regulatory & Political Law and International Trade practices in Brussels. He advises clients on all aspects of international and EU trade law, with particular emphasis on trade remedies, WTO Dispute Settlement, customs and sanctions. He is also active in representing clients in Russia and CIS countries with respect to trade defence investigations, market access problems and government trade policy issues.

Nikolay has represented corporations and governments in anti-dumping, safeguard, and anti-subsidy cases before EU institutions as well as before the investigating authorities of Brazil, China, Russia, Ukraine, the US, and other countries. His experience covers all stages of the proceedings, from preparing questionnaire responses to challenging measures before the courts. Nikolay has been involved in several high-profile WTO disputes, providing assistance to governments as well as private sector. 

In his regulatory practice, Nikolay regularly advises private companies in matters relating to the application of sanctions by the EU and US. He assists clients in complying with customs regulations and advises on trade impact of EU measures concerning energy, chemical substances and climate change. 

Nikolay is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief and one of the founders of “WTO Law”, the first Russian-language publication on WTO law; he is a member of a jury at the WTO Moot Court organized by the European Law Students‘ Association (ELSA) as well as by the Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry for Economic Development of Russia. Nikolay is a guest lecturer on WTO Law and Economics at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). 

In addition to his native Russian, Nikolay speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Spoken Languages

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

  • Assistance to private parties and Governments in several major WTO disputes involving trade in energy, subsidization, trade defence measures, trade in services, basic non-discrimination principles as well as technical barriers to trade.
  • Assistance to various stakeholders in more than 50 EU trade defence investigations.
  • Unrivalled success in defending Russian exporters in trade remedy investigations around the world, including the first ever zero dumping margin in the largest U.S. antidumping investigation against Russian imports to date. 
  • Representation of the Government of China in the first EU anti-subsidy proceeding into imports from China. 
  • Successful defence of foreign exporters and domestic industry in the anti-dumping and safeguard investigations conducted by Canada, China, the Eurasian Economic Union, India, Turkey, Ukraine and other countries. 
  • Advice on compliance with the EU GSP regime resulting in major duty-saving opportunities. 
  • Successfully acting before the Court of Justice of the European Union in challenges to regulations imposing anti-dumping measures.
  • Unique experience in representing interests in a litigation before the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Education

University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall, Magister Juris LLM

World Trade Institute, Master of International Law and Economics

Moscow State Institute for International Relations, Bachelor of Jurisprudence

Admissions

  • Brussels, Belgium (B List)
  • Moscow, Russia

Memberships

  • Member of a jury at the WTO Moot Court organized by the European Law Students‘ Association (ELSA) as well as by the Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry for Economic Development of Russia.
  • Nikolay is recognized as a leading International Trade lawyer by Сhambers Belgium, International Trade/WTO; Chambers Europe-wide, International Trade/WTO; the European Legal 500, Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-Dumping; The International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers, and by the Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers. 
  • In 2016 Law360 ranked Nikolay as a Rising Star in the area of International Trade law.