We render services in all Black Sea countries. Interlegal is the only law firm in Odessa which opened its offices in Turkey, Georgia, Bulgaria, 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.
Our mission: To be useful for Transport, Shipping & International Trade people in their fair business.
- The International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1992 under the recommendation of the Parliament of Ukraine. Nowadays the ICAC is one of the worlds’ leading and most authoritative arbitration centers which performs close cooperation and shares the experience with most part of the permanent arbitration institutions.»
- 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.»