Alexander Kim

Attorney at law
  • A top choice for mid-market cases, representing both international clients and notable local names

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP areas of expertise include financial liability and insurance disputes as well as debt recovery claims. Acts on contractual disputes and assists with local enforcement proceedings

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • The team has a very practical and can-do attitude

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP team provides comprehensive legal advice that combines a strong breadth of resources with deep knowledge of the client’s business

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • The team is praised for their ability to resolve complex cases quickly

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • They are flexible and everything they provide is highly detailed. We appreciate the commercial approach and personalised attention of KIAP lawyers

    Chambers Europe 2019

Attorney at law, Associate of Administrative practice as well as Customs and International Trade practice. Earlier served in Customs Authorities, before joining KIAP Alexander worked in a Russian legal consulting company, also provided legal assistance to participants of foreign trade as a staff lawyer of a customs representative. Has an extensive experience in the settlement of disputes with customs authorities, advising on issues of customs law and foreign trade, administrative law and the process, defense for cases on administrative offences.


  • Russian Customs Academy, Faculty of Law (2005 - 2010)


Administrative law:

  • Successful protection of an international airline in a series of cases defending the airline from accusations of administrative responsibility for violation of transport security legislation. As a result, all 9 cases were terminated. 
Customs and International Trade:

  • Successful protection of interests of medical equipment importer in a series of cases on the issue of changes of classification code for previously imported goods, as well as on administrative actions for misdeclaration and filing of invalid documents when completing customs formalities.
  • Representation of the interests of a Russian trader subjected to desktop customs audit, which resulted in extra customs charges for earlier imports. A review of the audit findings suggested that the customs ruling could be challenged under a pre-action protocol. Having reviewed the complaint, the superior customs authority found the customs charges illegal and set aside the ruling.
  • Advising a major importer on the applicability of technical regulations to imports into the Eurasian Economic Union. 
  • Advising a major trader on changes in the TN VED [Export and Import Commodity Classification (IMEXCC)] classification code for prior imports.
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