Portrait of


  • Moscow State Institute for International Relations by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Valencia State University
  • Moscow State University of Lomonosov


  • Brussels
  • Moscow
  • Russia


  • French (Conversational)
  • German (Conversational)
  • Italian (Beginner)
  • Russian (Native)
  • Spanish (Fluent)
Elena Klonitskaya, Counsel Brussels
Phone: +
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels, B - 1000

Elena Klonitskaya is a counsel in the International Trade Group in Crowell & Moring's Brussels office. Elena has practiced EU and WTO law in Brussels since 2002. Her practice focuses on WTO disciplines, including trade remedies, dispute settlement, international trade compliance, EU sanctions and export controls regulations, international and EU customs law, EU regulatory, and antitrust matters. 

Since 2003, Elena has been practicing international trade and EU law, working out of Brussels-based trade and competition practices within major U.S. and UK law firms. Prior to that, she was a stagiaire of Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission in 2002-2003.

She regularly advises companies in chemical, energy, steel, automotive, transport, electronics, IT, high-tech, and services sectors, in particular:

  • companies, associations, and governments on the application of WTO rules to market access barriers and various forms of discrimination and unfair distortions of competition; she has also advised businesses on the impact of bilateral and regional trade on their competitive position.
  • private companies on international trade compliance and has represented companies from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, EU, U.S., and China in trade remedy cases in the EU, the U.S., and China; her experience covers anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations.
  • private companies and individuals on EU sanctions, including assistance with the preparation of applications for the annulment of sanctions as far as they affect the applicant and applications for the suspension of sanctions and interim measures.
  • clients on international, EU and Russian customs, EU, and Russian export control regimes for military and dual-use goods.
  • private companies in the energy sector on EU regulatory matters, including third energy package,  market access, security of supply, market integrity, EU environmental law (chemicals, REACH, and CLP), technical regulations and standards.
  • companies on matters related to mergers, cartels, distribution agreements, and abuse of dominance under EU and Russian law.


Admitted to practice: Brussels (B-list), Moscow, Russia

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