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 all Black Sea countries – Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria. Interlegal is the only law firm in Odessa who opened its offices in Turkey, Georgia and Bulgaria. Tight cooperation with the associated offices in 29 countries facilitates settlement of the clients’ problems as soon as possible in all the Black Sea and Mediterranean countries, the United Kingdom, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Estonia, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, the United States, Tunisia, Algeria and many others.
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.
Interlegal and our team experts are active members of international and national professional associations and public organizations.
We are recommended to each other!
- Interlegal Сlient, a large foreign trading company, acting as a Buyer, concluded a range of trade contracts on agricultural products sale and purchase with one of the largest European Union traders. The Contracts were concluded on CIF terms, one of the Egyptian ports. Payment was agreed by the Parties mainly on CAD terms.»
- Interlegal client, a large foreign group of agro-industrial companies, under the tender results concluded a trade contract on agricultural product supply in containers, with one of the leading purchases at the humanitarian supply global market. The contract was concluded on the terms FOB CY the Ukrainian port.»
- 13.06.17Interlegal consulted the Shipowner upon securing the interests in case of vessel bareboat chartering in 4 Black Sea and Sea of Azov countries
- 09.06.17Interlegal lawyers secured bunker debt recovery and facilitated prohibition for the debtor’s vessel to leave UkraineA foreign bunkering company filed a request to Interlegal on debt recovery for bunker supply to the Shipowner. Since the debtor’s vessel called at the Ukrainian sea port, Interlegal lawyers, with judicial bodies involved, facilitated prohibition for the vessel to leave the port water area and opportunity to initiate and to consider in Ukraine the claim on principal debt and fine recovery for breach of the obligation fulfillment terms.»
- 27.06.17Black Sea petroleum trading 2017
- On June 17, 2017, despite bad weather, the trapshooting tournament of the Ukrainian Bar Association Odessa Department was held at the Olymp Shooting Club. Amateurs from under supervision of experienced trainers, participated in training and qualification shooting, while six best shooters made 25 shots in the final.»
- 17.06.17Interlegal at Pireas 2017
- On June 14, 2017, Interlegal lawyer Mikhail Selivanov participated in the 5th UBA International Judicial Forum (first day) held in Kiev. This year nearly 400 participants, including judges, representatives of professional state authorities, attorneys and practicing lawyers, visited the 5th UBA International Judicial Forum.»
- The main theme of Seminar was a review of New LMAA Terms, LMAA Small Claims Procedure and LMAA Intermediate Claims Procedure, which came into effect on 1 May 2017, by the present LMAA President, Mr. Ian Gaunt, Past LMAA President, Mr. Clive Aston and the LMAA Honorary Secretary, Ms. Daniella Horton.»
- 12.06.17Interlegal at the XVIII International Grain Round “Grain market – yesterday, today, tomorrow”
- On June 7, 2017, Alexander Sysoyev, Interlegal clients relationship manager, presented a report at the Crewing Conference Exmar Ship Management, held in Odessa and organized by the shipping company Exmar Ship Management – the Belgian large shipowners and tanker fleet operators specialized in special bulk cargo, fuel and liquid gas carriage.»
- 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.»
- 17.05.17Maritime law in Ukraine
- Geographical location is one of the principal specifications used for sea port formation having direct impact on the port operation efficiency and its further development. At the same time, geographical peculiarities of each sea port have not only economic but also legal impact on organization of sea carriage and consequent handling operations.»
- Black Sea countries - Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova - have various rules governing ship arrest. Some of these countries (namely, post-Soviet ones) are similar by mentality and official approach, while others are very different in administration of law and court practice.»
- 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.»