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Edward Borovikov

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Edward Borovikov is the Office Managing Partner in Dentons’ Brussels office. Edward 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 in the WTO, EU, and Russian/Eurasian Customs Union trade law and practice, trade policy and international trade and investment negotiations, including those on Russia's WTO accession, as well as competition law and practice (the EU, Russia, the Eurasian Customs Union). According to International Who's Who Legal research, Edward has been selected by clients and peers among the leading Trade and Customs lawyers in the world, and IFLR1000 cites him as a leading competition lawyer in Belgium. Edward has also been repeatedly ranked by Legal Media Group/Euromoney`s Expert Guides as a leading international trade lawyer in "International Trade Lawyers" and "The Best of the Best" editions.


Managing Partner – Dentons (formerly Salans), Brussels (2010 to date); Partner – Mayer Brown, Brussels (2006 - 2010); Partner – Hammonds, Brussels (2000 - 2006); First Secretary to the Russian Mission to the EU (1994 - 2000


English, French, Italian, Russian


Edward is a Member of the Moscow Bar, a registered foreign lawyer with the Law Society of England and Wales and a Member of the Brussels Bar (B-list).


Academic University of Law, Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2001, Qualified Lawyer. Moscow State University, 1991, Economist, Professor of Political Economy, Thesis at University of Missouri.


Competition: EU and global

Within: Competition: EU and global

Dentons' Brussels practice is at the heart of the firm's wider international competition practice, which spans the EU and jurisdictions further afield, including Russia and former CIS territories. It is entrusted to handle competition matters of the utmost complexity and strategic significance for clients in sectors such as energy, steel, chemicals, construction and transport. The team includes James Venit and senior counsel Mark Clough QC, who collectively have more than 60 years of competition law experience. Other names to note are Edward Borovikov and senior counsel David O’Keeffe, who both acted for Steel Invest & Finance at the General Court of the EU in proceedings concerning the alleged grant of state aid by the Belgian state to certain steel companies. Other key figures in the team are Bogdan Evtimov, Jörg Karenfort and counsel Josef Hainz. Yves Botteman and Jean-Nicolas Maillard were new arrivals from  Steptoe & Johnson LLP in 2019 along with two associates.

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Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping

Within: Leading individuals

Edward Borovikov - Dentons

Within: Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping

Dentons' expertise spans trade remedies, WTO disputes, export controls and trade sanctions. Global group head Edward Borovikov is representing Corning in an Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of single-mode optical fibre from the US and Japan. In another matter, Borovikov is acting for Bayer in an anti-dumping investigation, also initiated by the EAEU, concerning the import of herbicide from the EU. The team also includes Bogdan Evtimov and Xiaoyi Tang.

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Germany: Industry focus


Within: Energy

Dentons’ energy law team combines expertise in public, coporate and tax law and project finance to advise its predominantly international client base on transactions, energy supply and grid connection contracts and power plant and pipeline projects. The firm is focusing increasingly on renewable energy, in particular wind and solar energy, but also has experience in the oil and gas space. Practice head Thomas Schubert advised, in cooperation wih a team from the firm’s Canadian offices, energy infrastructure company Enbridge on the establishment of a joint ventre with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and subsequent acquisitions; the transaction comprises wind and solar power plants in North America and investments in the German offshore wind farm projects Hohe See and Albatros. The team also regularly handles antitrust matters in the energy sector: Jörg Karenfort and Brussel-based Edward Borovikov are representing Gazprom OAO in antitrust abuse proceedings at the European Comission.

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