Alexey Sizov is Joining Customs Practice at Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners

Working to expand its customs practice, Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners, Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexey  Sizov as a senior attorney of the customs team.

Alexey graduated from the Law Department of Russian Customs Academy, cum laude.  For a period of two years Alexey served in the customs agencies as in-house legal adviser.  Following that, during 6 years, Alexey worked as an employee of the Directorate on Legal Issues at OAO Severstal where he managed the matters related to legal support for the business of the company and its subsidiaries in the fields of export/import relations and customs clearance.

Mr. Sizov has broad successful experience in non-trial and trial-based resolution of issues with customs authorities on the matters related to a determination of the goods’ customs value and securing refunds of customs duties.  Multiple times he has successfully upheld interests of OAO Severstal during proceedings on cases regarding administrative violations in the field of the customs law.  Mr. Sizov worked as part of the team that drafted opinions of the Trade Polices Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and WTO regarding bringing the customs law of the Russian Federation in compliance with the norms of Kyoto Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures.