Edward Borovikov is the office managing partner in Dentons' Brussels office. He is a highly regarded trade and competition law attorney 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 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 and commerce 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, market access and various WTO issues. 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.
Leading legal rankings traditionally recognise him as a leading trade and customs and competition lawyer. According to International Who's Who Legal research, he has been selected by clients and peers among the leading trade and customs lawyers in the world. Edward was also repeatedly ranked as a leading international trade lawyer in the Expert Guides International Trade Lawyers and The Best of the Best. Chambers Global ranks Edward in tier 1 in International Trade & WTO, both in Belgium and in the Europe-wide section, as well as a recommended expert in Competition/European Law, as well as Corporate/ M&A in Russia. The editorial highlights, "he is particularly noted for his expertise in trade matters involving Russia and Eastern Europe. Sources say he brings 'a unique mix of legal, economic and diplomatic skills'." Chambers Europe also ranks Edward in tier 1 in International Trade & WTO.IFLR1000 cites him as a leading competition lawyer in Belgium. Europe's Legal 500 recognises Edward as one of the leading experts in the fields of customs, trade, WTO, and anti-dumping.
Edward has been a partner of Salans, Brussels (since 2010). He was a partner of Mayer Brown (between 2006 and 2010) and of Hammonds, from 2000 to 2006. He was First Secretary to the Russian Mission to the EU between 1994 and 2000.
Edward is a member of the Moscow Bar, a registered foreign lawyer within the Law Society of England and Wales and a Member of the Brussels Bar (B-list).
He is regularly interviewed by leading business editions and has authored or co-authored several articles on international trade and WTO dispute settlement in recognised international law journals. He speaks English, French, Italian and Russian.
Edward is an author of a number of publications on international trade.