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Global Leader

Trade & Customs 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Edward Borovikov has “top-level experience and knowledge on all aspects of EU trade, competition law and WTO practices”. Clients further note his “excellent leadership” and “extensive network” which enable “fast solution provisions”.


Edward Borovikov is the managing partner in Dentons' Brussels office. Edward is a Russian advocate as well as a registered foreign lawyer within the Law Society of England and Wales, and a member of the Brussels Bar (B-list). Before opening the Brussels office of Salans (Dentons) in 2010, Edward was a partner with other prominent international law firms in Brussels. Prior to that, he served as a senior trade diplomat at the Russian mission to the European Union in Brussels.

Edward is recognised as one of the leading international trade lawyers in Europe and worldwide with substantial experience in issues of global trade and investment, cross-border commercial regulations and international trade policy. He has in-depth experience with WTO, EU and Russian/Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) trade and competition laws and practice, trade policy and international trade and investment negotiations, including those on trade liberalisation and WTO accession. Edward's authoritative counsel to clients on issues of international trade, as well as competition law, reflects a valuable combination of legal skill and knowledge, broad economic understanding and well-informed diplomatic insight.

Edward represents many major exporters and advises national governments with a special focus on trade negotiations, trade defence investigations, competition aspects of trade restricting measures, trade and integration agreements, trade and environment, market access and various WTO issues, including disputes. With swift development of the Eurasian integration, Edward became a leading counsel to clients on trade and customs and competition law issues in that region and the interplay between commitments in the WTO and the legal order of the EAEU.

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