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Nikolay Mizulin is Co-Lead of Mayer Brown's International Trade Product Group. He advises clients on all aspects of international and EU trade law, with particular emphasis on trade remedies, WTO Dispute Settlement, customs and sanctions.
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, India, 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 advises private companies in matters relating to the application of EU sanctions. He assists clients in complying with customs regulations and advises on the EU's forthcoming Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, measures prohibiting products made by forced labour as well as other measures affecting supply chains.
In addition to his native Russian, Nikolay speaks fluent English and Spanish.
Areas of Focus
- 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.
- Successful defence of foreign exporters and domestic industry in the anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations conducted by Brazil, Canada, China, the Eurasian Economic Union, India, Turkey, Ukraine, US and other countries.
- Advice on compliance with customs regulations 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.
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
- Brussels, Belgium (B List)
- Moscow, Russia
- Ranked Band 3, Chambers Global, International Trade/WTO (Europe-wide)
- Ranked Band 3, Chambers Europe, International Trade/WTO
- Listed as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 EMEA, Customs, Trade, WTO and Anti-Dumping (Belgium)
- Who’s Who Legal (WWL) – Recommended: Trade & Customs (2022)
- Profiled in The International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers
- Listed in Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers
- Listed as Rising Star, Law 360 International Trade law (2016)