We render services in all Black Sea countries – Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria. Interlegal is the only law firm in Odessa which opened its offices in Turkey, Georgia and Bulgaria. We are planning soon to expand by opening our offices in Moldova and Romania.
We are considered as one-stop-shop for business in the countries of the Black/ Azov seas (Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria) and Caspian Sea (Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan).
Our aim is to add value to the client’s business. First of all, it is maintained by understanding the legal and commercial challenges our clients are facing in the particular project and giving practical input for correct risk assessment and pricing. All business is local and this, as a rule, requires close cooperation with local lawyers. To serve clients better we have decided long ago to develop close cooperation with local law firms in the countries where our clients have regular business.
Tight cooperation with the associated offices in 29 countries facilitates settlement of the clients’ problems as soon as possible in all the Black and Azov Seas, Caspian Sea and Mediterranean countries, the United Kingdom, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, the United States, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and many others.
- A foreign ship agent filed a request to Interlegal on debt recovery for agency services. Interlegal, acting in the Client’s interests, filed a claim to the Ukrainian court on debt recovery. But the court stated that the dispute should not be settled by the Ukrainian courts, since non-resident parties failed to provide the Ukrainian jurisdiction.»
- Interlegal invites you to attend the conference "Cargo and Marine Insurance", which will be held on November 24 in Odessa. Innovations in marine insurance for many years were not discussed in the Black Sea at such a high level, and industry experts have long been expecting such a unique event, especially in Ukraine.»
- The Ukrainian sea port service market for a long time existed as state-owned monopoly with state-owned enterprises prevailing, since port privatization either did not occur or was too restricted (as compared to many other economic sectors). First elements of market economy were private agencies, freight forwarding or stevedoring companies established in early 1990s.»
- According to the current regulations, since 2011 all vessels over 300 GT calling at Turkish ports or other facilities in Turkish waters, as well as Turkish flagged vessels, must have valid P&I insurance policy which covers risks and liabilities up to the limitation level stipulated in the Convention on limitation of liability for maritime claims 1976, and 1996 Protocol amending that Convention.»
- One of the recent developments in Maritime section is most welcome by ship owners whereas the time period for awaiting before passing the Turkish straits such as Bosphorus and Dardanelles has been extended from 48 hrs to 168 hrs (almost 7 days)by an amended rule as a result of resolution approved by Cabinet Council dated 28/7/2017.»
- 13.07.17Attachment of assets of non-residents during the enforcement of decisions and awards in UkraineActive participation in international trade envisages a variety of risks, on the most essential of which is the likelihood of non-performance of the contract by foreign counteragent. International arbitration is an effective method of resolution of disputes arising in international business; however, even if the claimant succeeds in arbitration, he still has before him a long and thorny way of implementation of the award.»
- 2016 year is coming to the end, while disputes concerning deadlock recovery of investments at the Ukrainian sea ports still continue. One say, no privatization, only lease or concession. The others contest any types of privatization of sea port property and activity. There are so many opinions that it is impossible to list all of them.»