International Trade, Forex & Customs

For many years running, our International Trade, Forex and Customs Practice has been one of the most successful in the market, rightfully holding leading positions in Russian and international legal rankings.

Our team has comprehensive practical experience in supporting complex full-scale projects on customs law, foreign trade and currency regulation matters, both in the course of clients' day-to-day business operations and in protecting their interests in disputes at pre-trial and judicial stages. One of the key and currently most demanded areas of the team’s specialization is representation of clients' interests in disputes with customs authorities.

Our services

International Trade
  • Application of the Eurasian Economic Union’s (EEU) Common Customs Tariff and the Commodity Classification for Foreign Trade (TN VED), international treaties and agreements relating to the EEU, Resolutions of the Customs Union Commission and Eurasian Economic Commission’s Board, Common Non-tariff Regulations within the EEU, and Common Customs and Tariff
    Regulations within individual EEU member states
  • Advice on goods classification under the EEU's Commodity Classification for Foreign Trade, preparation of documentation for preliminary decisions on goods classification
  • Customs valuation / deferred customs valuation
  • Advice on including licence fees and other payments in the customs value of imported goods
Customs regulation, legal protection in foreign economic activities
  • Customs registration of goods
  • Obtaining customs preferences
  • Challenging unlawful decisions, actions (inaction) by customs authorities
  • Challenging decisions on goods classification / introduction of amendments into goods declarations / adjustment of customs value
Currency regulation
  • Advice on the currency legislation of the Russian Federation
  • Protection of the rights and legitimate interests of clients in cases of administrative offences in the currency legislation of the Russian Federation
  • Due diligence / legal audit of risks related to currency legislation in corporate / M&A transactions

Awards & Rankings

Band 1
by Kommersant
Ranked in Band 1 in International Trade by Kommersant 2023
Tier 1 and Tier 2
by Pravo-300
Ranked Tier 1 in International Trade, Forex and Customs Customs and Tier 2 in — International Trade, Forex and Customs — Foreign exchange regulation by Pravo-300 2023