Overview

Nikolay Mizulin leads the Brussels’ members of the Mayer Brown Government Relations & Public Law and International Trade groups. 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 subsidization, trade defence measures, trade in services , basic non-discrimination principles as well as technical barriers to trade, including all major disputes involving the Russian Federation to date.
  • 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 in the Russian, Customs Union and Ukrainian anti-dumping and safeguard investigations into steel and chemical imports.
  • Advice to the Russian chemical and metals exporters on compliance with the EU GSP regime resulting in major duty-saving opportunities.
  • Successfully acting before the General Court of the European Union in a challenge to a regulation imposing anti-dumping measures.
  • Unique experience in representing interests in a litigation before the Eurasian Court of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Education

University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall, Magister Juris LLM

University of Bern, Master of International Law and Economics

Moscow State Institute for International Relations, Bachelor of Jurisprudence

Admissions

  • Brussels, Belgium (B List)
  • Moscow, 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.
  • Clients highly regard Nikolay as "'a mover and a shaker,' especially on Eastern European cases." Sources praise him for being “highly proficient” and “strong on substance and constantly ahead of the curve. He is always impressive!”