Denis Rudenko Denis Rudenko
Position

Head of Customs Law Practice

Practices
  • Foreign Economic Activity
  • Dispute Resolution
Languages

Russian, English

Denis Rudenko Denis Rudenko

EDUCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION IN LAW: 1998, Rostov State University

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE IN LAW: Denis Rudenko has over 23 years of legal work experience; before joining the Company, he served in the Federal Customs Service of Russia, including senior positions in the Southern and Central Сustom Houses, the Moscow Regional Customs; he headed the only Special Unit of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation for investigation of crimes in the field of foreign economic activity. 

LEGAL SPECIALIZATION:

  •  Foreign Economic Activity: Customs Law and Currency Regulation

Denis specializes in legal defense in administrative cases of customs rules violation, representation of interests in courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration courts on customs disputes, appealing against decisions and actions (inaction) of customs officials when the latter perform their functions related to customs inspection and customs value adjustment. Rendering legal assistance to participants of foreign economic activity, consulting on law enforcement practice, representation of interests in the customs authority.

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE:

  •  Production Sector
  • Retail and trade, FMCG
  • Healthcare
  • Private Equity
  • Natural Resources

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Author of a number of articles in the legal media, courses of lectures at leading business schools and universities

RECOGNITION BY LAW FIRM RANKINGS:

2022. Kommersant: Best Lawyers Individual Ranking, Foreign Economic Activity

Recent events
KOMMERSANT. CUSTOMS IS LETTING OFF STEAM. IMPORTERS OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES FACE ADDITIONAL EXCISE TAXES
KOMMERSANT. CUSTOMS IS LETTING OFF STEAM. IMPORTERS OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES FACE ADDITIONAL EXCISE TAXES

23.09.2022

DENIS RUDENKO, HEAD OF CUSTOMS LAW PRACTICE, RI-CONSULTING LAW FIRM Importers of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) reported that customs authorities (the Central Excise Customs) began to assess additional excise duty on liquids within already imported and re-imported single-use ENDS for...

KOMMERSANT. VESSELS ARRIVE WITHOUT DUTIES. FISHERMEN DO NOT WANT TO PAY EXTRA FOR THEIR REPAIRS IN FOREIGN PORTS
KOMMERSANT. VESSELS ARRIVE WITHOUT DUTIES. FISHERMEN DO NOT WANT TO PAY EXTRA FOR THEIR REPAIRS IN FOREIGN PORTS

04.07.2022

Russian fishermen, for whom opportunities to repair and modernize ships in foreign ports are now closed due to military actions in Ukraine, expect to maintain this practice and make it cheaper. They are trying to obtain the right to re-import ships into EEU countries without customs duties and are...

FORBES. EXPERT OPINION OF THE HEAD OF CUSTOMS PRACTICE DENIS RUDENKO ON THE DIFFICULTIES OF CUSTOMS CONTROL AND BLOCKING THE IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN GOODS INTO THE COUNTRY
FORBES. EXPERT OPINION OF THE HEAD OF CUSTOMS PRACTICE DENIS RUDENKO ON THE DIFFICULTIES OF CUSTOMS CONTROL AND BLOCKING THE IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN GOODS INTO THE COUNTRY

29.06.2022

The National Union of Milk Producers (SOYUZMOLOKO) and the Union of Juice, Water and Beverage Producers (SOYUZNAPITKI) reported difficulties with customs control. For a little less than six months, the Northwest Electronic Customs adopted a number of ambiguous decisions on the classification of...

Relevant projects
MAJOR SUPPLIER OF INDUSTRIAL AND MINING EQUIPMENT IN THE EEU COUNTRIES

The company was suspected of illegal movement of dump cars under the guise of spare parts across the customs border and was obliged to pay additional customs duties in a significant amount. The violations were found during the in-house audit and were documented by 13 rulings. The Arbitration Court of the Murmansk region declared the conclusions of the customs authority illegal. During the trial in the 13th Arbitration Court of Appeal, Denis defended this position. The company would not have to transfer illegally 22.5 mln rubles to the budget. This case will help shape law enforcement practice in favor of businesses in all similar disputes.

LARGEST SAWMILL AND WOODWORKING PLANT

The Client was to be held administratively liable under Part 1 of Article 16.2 of the Administrative Code for allegedly false declaration of goods. The case concerned the exportation of timber. In the first instance, the customs' decision was overturned, and on appeal, the Head of RI-Consulting's Customs Practice ensured that the Supreme Court of the Republic of Karelia upheld the judicial act in favor of the organization. In addition, our lawyers have succeeded in securing the Client's interests in the course of the internal appeal. Due to such decisions lawyers of RI-Consulting have protected the plant from administrative responsibility for the similar facts of other export deliveries and from a criminal case against the plant's employees under Article 226.1 of the Criminal Code ("Smuggling"). This case is a precedent for companies in the timber industry.

COMPANY ENGAGED IN THE IMPORT AND DELIVERY OF SPECIALIZED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO MEDICAL CLINICS AND REHABILITATION CENTERS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Advisory legal services, protection of client during customs inspections. Appeal against decisions of customs authorities on additional charges of customs duties, changes in the Customs Commodity Code for the imported goods. Protection of the client during administrative investigation by the customs authorities. Creating a positive precedent for similar companies in the industry. Avoiding the risk of a criminal case being filed against the company's management under Article 193 of the Criminal Code "Evasion of obligations to repatriate funds in foreign currency or the currency of the Russian Federation".

LEADER IN THE PRODUCTION OF OIL AND GAS EQUIPMENT IN EUROPE. LEADER IN THE RUSSIAN MARKET OF OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING

Represented the Clients in the court proceedings under Part 5 of Article 15.25 of the Russian Federation Code of Administrative Offences "Violation of RF currency legislation and currency regulation acts". The Client avoided penalties. A set of documents was prepared, confirming the Client's innocence in the failure of the counterparty to deliver the equipment under foreign economic contract. Analysis of similar situations in the Client's foreign economic activity. Reputation risks are minimized. The risk of administrative prosecution for similar cases has been minimized. Customs did not impose possible penalties on this case amounting to more than 100 million rubles.

Our recognitions
2022
Kommersant

Best Lawyers Individual Ranking, Foreign Economic Activity

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