Our law firm has been working since 1995.
For many years our specialization is Transport, Shipping and International trade. And we, Interlegal, know these businesses.
We render services in Ukraine, other countries of the Black Sea (Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Bulgaria, Turkey, etc.) and in Latvia, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Algeria, Tunisia, the United States, Poland etc.
We work with all participants of the transportation process: cargo owners, freight forwarders, charterers, ship owners, agents, ports, stevedoring and warehousing companies, terminals and shipping lines, P&I clubs and insurers, banks and others engaged in the maritime and commodity trade.
Our experts are the acknowledged leaders in the industry practice. The reputation is confirmed by the professional ratings: Best lawyers, Who is Who legal, Ukrainian Law firms: a handbook for foreign clients, etc.
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- 21.03.17Analysis of options of making amendments to CCD due to the error and legal effects for the parties
- 17.03.17Sanctions against RMRS-UkraineThe Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (Order No. 286 dd. March 2, 2017) declares on imposing special sanctions on the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping for commitment of actions which may cause damage to interests of the national economic safety of Ukraine, and breach of Article 37 of the Law of Ukraine “On foreign economic activity”.»
- Application to the arbitration was grounded on breach of the long-term contract on steel supply between the foreign manufacturer and one of the largest Ukrainian metallurgic plants. In particular, for over 10 years of cooperation, the Ukrainian part – metal product buyer – faced large indebtedness for supplied goods.»
- 14.03.17Interlegal facilitated pretrial dispute settlement between the Client and the Shipowner upon bunker debtInterlegal Client – a large bunkering company filed a request on interest defense due to non-payment for bunker supply by the Shipowner. Having vast experience in bunker debt dispute settlement, Interlegal experts, by means of national law mechanisms, facilitated the Debtor’s ship arrest under the current maritime claim for less than 24 hours.»
- 07.03.17Preventing the attempt of illegal seizure of two vessels in the framework of executive proceedingsInterlegal experts represent interests of the foreign bunkering company group under executive proceedings on debt recovery from the shipowner for bunker supply. The debtor’s two vessels were arrested and accepted for custody by the famous shipbuilding yard as security measure in the framework of court proceedings.»
- In summer 2016, the Client’s vessel transported cargo from Ukraine to Israel. At the approach to Haifa, the Shipowner made a prepayment of disbursement costs and paid for agent services. The vessel stayed at the roadstead for some time, waiting for the Charterer’s instructions, but the Charterer changed the port of discharge by another Mediterranean port and the vessel left Haifa.»
- The event was organized by the Law Society of England and Wales under the auspices of the British Embassy in Ukraine and the Ukrainian National Bar Association. The first session was devoted to the issues of corporate law, correlation of the English and Ukrainian law in merger and acquisition (M&A) deals with the Ukrainian element involved.»
- On March 17, 2017, Interlegal held the first international seminar – “The challenging issues of container transportation: claims against shipping lines, claims under the bills of lading, freight issues” in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Radisson Blue Iveria Hotel gathered over 50 participants from Georgian various transport companies: freight forwarders, container line representatives, insurance companies, cargo terminals and lawyers specialized in transport.»
- 06.03.17Interlegal at WealthPro
- 03.03.17International seminar in Georgia
- In 1989 London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) first introduced the Small Claim Procedure (SCP), construed for consideration of the small disputes, which deemed to be simplified, quick and more cost-effective than the procedure under general LMAA Terms. The SCP has been subject to several revisions and the latest version is in effect from 1 January 2012. Successful practical usage of SCP during 27 years has been followed by particular controversies as to its applicability.»
- 28.11.16How to turn an arbitral award into recovery of damages: experience of successful recognition of the arbitral award in GeorgiaOne of the most frequently asked questions by the Clients who intend to refer the case for consideration of arbitration is: how to convert the arbitral award into real money? Recognition and enforcement of arbitral award is indeed a quite a complicated mechanism involving application of both national and international law. Sometimes, differences in domestic legislation in the country, where the award is supposed to be enforced, and the governing law of the contract, in respect of which...»
- Having studied the Ukrainian court practice regarding ship arrest, we have detected issues of correction and legal gaps the judges faced during proceedings and proposed the possible ways of settlement. Procedure on ship arrest in Ukraine is governed by the Commercial Procedural Code of Ukraine, the Merchant Shipping Code of Ukraine and the 1952 International Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to the arrest of sea-going ships of 1952, which came in force for Ukraine...»
- 01.10.16Newsletter, July-September
- FIATA states that freight forwarding companies get involved in nearly 80 % of international transportations by all types of vehicles. The official concept of “freight forwarding and logistic services” adopted on 29.10.2004 jointly by FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association) and CLECAT (European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistic and Customs Service) includes...»
- Resolution of maritime disputes by reference to international commercial arbitration is a typical situation in a modern globalized world. Under the reference in Clause 1 of Article 1 of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985), with amendments as adopted in 2006 (United Nations documents А/40/17, Annex I, and А/61/17, Annex I), the term commercial arbitration should be given a wide interpretation and covers maritime arbitration...»