Vladimir specialises in the corporate, exchange, customs and indirect tax aspects of business law. He advises on a broad range of customs regulatory issues, including customs value assessment and confirmation; documentary evidence of origin of goods; classification of goods; identification of the most advantageous customs treatment for imports and exports and on various foreign exchange regulation matters.
Vladimir possesses extensive experience of developing and providing legal support for industrial equipment imports into Russia; identification of customs risks stemming from import and export of goods. He also provides practical assistance with drafting the documents required for completion of customs formalities, including foreign trade contracts and commercial and accompanying documents.
He has positive experience of working with the customs authorities, including the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation, in relation to the application of benefits to foreign investors and the resolution of disputes relating to excessive payment of customs duties and release from those duties.
He possesses extensive experience of successfully appealing against actions and decisions of the customs and foreign exchange control authorities both in courts and through administrative bodies.
Vladimir is one of several Russian lawyers having experience of acting for clients in special safeguard and anti-dumping investigations in both Russia and the Customs Union.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is a member of the Subcommittee for Strategic Innovations in the Auto Industry established as part of the Russian CCI Committee for Entrepreneurship in the Auto Industry.
Vladimir was named Trade Law Lawyer of the Year (Best Lawyers 2018 Edition) and Customs Law Lawyer of the Year (Best Lawyers 2014-2015 and 2019 Edition). For several years running, The Legal 500 EMEA also highly recommends Vladimir Tchikine, while Chambers Europe 2017 notes: “Vladimir Tchikine is a notable customs expert, described as “one of the most prominent” lawyers in customs-related matters. He advises clients on regulatory as well as contentious issues.”