Due to 20+year experience of the largest law firm in the Black Sea Region and high professional level of international lawyers, Interlegal provides prompt and effective assistance to trade companies upon the issues related to obligations under sale contracts and relationship with carriers, freight forwarders and terminals.
Provide a personal legal adviser for your trade contracts (GAFTA, FOSFA), available 24/7/365, supported by 50+ experts in various specializations in the 6 Black Sea Region offices;
Draft personal proformas of contracts and charter parties (including Bareboat Charters, Time Charters, Voyage Charters) for loss risk mitigation;
Prepare and analyze sale & purchase contracts including on GAFTA and FOSFA proformas;
Negotiate with carriers, freight forwarders and terminals on non-payment, short delivery, wrong cargo delivery, delay in delivery, demurrage;
Claims handling upon non-payment, shortage, quality, demurrage, resulting in washout agreements, settlement agreements;
Legal support to purchase of fleet, machinery, and other assets;
Inspecting counteragents from the Black Sea Region, due diligence of companies and assets;
Checking counteragents, companies, and assets in Ukraine;
Negotiate with insurers of cargo and shipowners’ liability, cost recovery;
Consulting upon the following issues:
In case of any dispute or breach of your rights, we facilitate a pre-arbitral amicable settlement with 70% of a successful result, without arbitration costs.
But in case of failure to settle the dispute, we defend your interests at the Ukrainian and foreign courts and international maritime arbitrations, such as GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, etc.
We also settle disputes, arising from the foreign economic contract performance, at the current arbitration institutes at the National Chambers of Commerce and Industry. We defend our Clients’ interests regularly at the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
International arbitration award enforcement with preliminary asset arrest
Cargo release from arrest at the seaport/terminal and on board of the vessel, including due to state authorities’ actions, jointly with facilitating departure to the destination port
One should agree that it is better to train staff by some others’ mistakes. In order to improve your personnel skills in sea carriage, contracts and charter parties, we hold training courses for traders, based on our case studies in Black Sea Region trade and logistics.
Interlegal lawyers are active members of special international trade associations.
Please read our articles about international trade practice. We have them written for many years – probably you will find below answers to the issues of concern for your business. Otherwise, you may contact our experts for assistance in your business.