In 1973 Mykola Selivon graduated from the Law Faculty of Taras Shevchenko State University of Kyiv. He started his professional career as an intern researcher, junior researcher at the Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
In 1978 he defended his thesis for the degree of Candidate of Law: “Control function of local councils of people’s deputies: the nature and effectiveness of the implementation” (specialization 12.00.02).
Since 1979 he worked in the government and held various positions in the Apparatus of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine – from the Senior Assistant to the First Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
In September 1996 he was appointed Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine by the Decree of the President of Ukraine. In October 1999 he was elected Deputy Chairman, in October 2002 – Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
By the Decree of the President of Ukraine of 5 April 2004 he was appointed Member from Ukraine of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the pacific settlement of international disputes
(Hague Convention, 1907).
On termination of his judge’s authorities at the Constitutional Court of Ukraine he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in the Republic of Kazakhstan from May 2006 till July 2010. He holds diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
By the Decision of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of 3 August 2010 he was appointed President of the International Commercial Arbitration Court and the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Professor, Academician of the Ukrainian National Academy of Law Sciences, Merited Lawyer of Ukraine.
The main directions of scientific activity are: constitutional law, private international law, international commercial arbitration, commercial law, investment law. Author of over 80 scientific works. Since 1994 he has been acting as arbitrator for consideration of foreign economic and maritime disputes in the ICAC and MAC at the UCCI.