Thanks to unique combination of specializations, experience, contacts and geography Interlegal provides operative and effective assistance to trading companies both on contractual issues under sale-purchase contracts including GAFTA and FOSFA and on relationships with carriers, freight forwarders and port terminals.

Relationships with counteragents under sale-purchase contracts:


Relationships with carriers, freight forwarders and terminals:



Insurance cases:



In case of disputes with parties engaged in transportation, Interlegal collects necessary evidence, holds negotiations on settlement of claims and represents, if necessary, interests of trading companies at courts and arbitrations of the Black Sea Region.

It should be noted that disputes arising due to foreign economic contract performance are also settled actively by the current arbitrations at national Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Interlegal practice shows positive trend and advantages of dispute settlement by such arbitration institutions as ICAC at the UCCI, MAC at the UCCI and MAC at the CCIRF.


  • Alert on Ukrainian martial law30.11.18

    Martial law was imposed in Ukraine for 30 days as president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko warned of the “extremely serious” threat of a Russian land invasion.more
  • Contractual clauses which should not be omitted29.10.18

    Every day, thousands of contracts are concluded in Transport, Shipping and International Trade between the parties speaking different languages, working in different law systems and often understanding the same contractual provisions in a different way.more
  • Amendments to GAFTA 48 & 49 standard forms04.10.18

    In September 2018, reviewed and amended standard forms of GAFTA 48 and GAFTA 49 contracts, along with amended Arbitration Rules No. 125, were published at the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) official website.more
  • How to calculate foreign income tax correctly?04.06.18

    Issues of receiving foreign incomes and paying income tax (dividends) abroad still remain vital for everyone who makes business outside Ukraine or receives incomes for rendering services abroad.more
  • Turkish authorities impose complete ban on Crimea traffic16.03.18

    On 06.10.2017, in the matter of “Principles of navigation in the regions of the Black Sea and the Crimea”, the Turkish government has issued a decision in order to prohibit vessels arriving from or calling at Crimea from visiting Turkish ports and, in this respect, all the Turkish ports, maritime/shipping agents, ship operators and shipowners were notified.more
  • Container carriage risks in today maritime trade23.11.17

    Today international maritime trade is one of the most popular business areas in Ukraine. International contracts are concluded every day, so the issues of their performance, in particular regarding goods transportation and delivery to the buyer often arise.more
  • Black Sea practice newsletter, April-June 201705.08.17

    Interlegal offers you an overview of the hot news from practice, with most useful information for the reporting period.more
  • Attachment of assets of non-residents during the enforcement of decisions and awards in Ukraine13.07.17

    Active 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.more
  • Black Sea practice newsletter, October-December 201623.01.17

    Interlegal offers you an overview of the hot news from practice, with most useful information for the reporting period.more
  • Caution: sanctions!21.12.16

    Today special sanctions are quite a serious institute of administrative governing foreign business entities and their foreign economic activity by the state. Similar intervention into the company business is not always lawful and is usually based on hasty making a decision under the principle “first sanctions, then consideration” which is certainly inadmissible.more