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  • How to turn an arbitral award into recovery of damages: experience of successful recognition of the arbitral award in Georgia28.11.16

    One 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...more
  • Commercial Court Practice upon Ship Arrest in Ukraine27.10.16

    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...more
  • Newsletter, July-September01.10.16

    Interlegal offers you an overview of the hot news and publications, with most useful information for the reporting period.more
  • Newsletter, July-August01.09.16

    Interlegal offers you an overview of the hot news and publications, with most useful information for the reporting period.more
  • Ukrainian freight forwarder’s liability in international cargo transportation by road29.08.16

    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...more
  • Enforcement of commercial (maritime) foreign arbitral awards in Ukraine08.08.16

    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...more
  • Cargo Shortage Fines – Turkey01.08.16

    We set our advice regarding the Cargo shortage fines imposed by the Turkish Custom in respect of short delivery. When cargo is short-delivered, Custom will serve a notice to the local agent of the vessel declaring the commencement of the claim with regard to the shore figure scale and will request a proper explanation as to why there is a difference between a bill of lading figure and an outturn figure.more
  • Interim measures in the process of enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Ukraine10.04.16

    Participation in international trade carries a number of risks, the main among which is to ensure the proper fulfillment by non-resident counterparties of their commitments.Often, to resolve the dispute and protect their legitimate interests the creditors have to apply to international commercial arbitration or foreign court. However...more
  • Occupation of the territory of Ukraine in focus of maritime law04.04.16

    History of the modern public international maritime law goes back to the 1st UN Conference on the Law of the Sea held on April 24 – 29, 1958, in Geneva. The new stage in development of international maritime law was the 3rd UN Conference on the Law of the Sea which resulted in adoption of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea dd...more
  • Once again on freight forwarding in Ukraine01.04.16

    Freight forwarding is commonly defined as a business activity on rendering freight forwarding services in respect of supply and carriage of export, import, transit and other cargoes. In this article we will deal with regulation of forwarder’s activity in Ukraine...more