Transport - Shipping - International Trade

Investment & transactions

We help you to choose and to check objects and partners and to draft optimal cooperation schemes for effective business.

What will we do for you:

  • Transaction structuring and support, in Ukraine and in other countries, upon participation interests, shares, real estate and business;

  • Consulting upon the issues of foreign investments in Ukraine and abroad;

  • Guaranteed settlements: escrow, letter of credit, surety;

  • Drafting optimal working schemes for effective business;

  • Personal contracts/agreements;

  • Legal support of sale and purchase deals in Ukraine and abroad (participation interests, shares, vessels, real estate, intellectual property);

  • Risk assessment and optimal variant for investment;

  • Checking investment objects and potential business partners;

  • Protection and registration of intellectual property assets (patents, trademarks, copyrights);

  • Drafting the best investment variant (e.g. concession, privatization, joint venture, lease, public-private partnership etc.);


Please read our articles about investments. 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.


  • Public Stevedoring Companies Olvia and Kherson Concession Pilot Project: how it came, how it did and what is now27.01.19 27.01.19

    The very idea of the project came during the office of Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Andrii Pyvovarskyi back in 2016 and surfaced rather solid in early 2018 under the new Minister’s, namely Volodymyr Omelian, leadership with support on the part of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) and the Cabinet of Ministers.more
  • Establishing business in Ukraine – key points26.06.19 26.06.19

    In recent years, Ukrainian lawmakers have tried to simplify the conditions for opening companies and doing business in Ukraine.more
  • How to buy property in Cyprus as a non-resident09.08.18 09.08.18

    Immovable property in Cyprus is highly sought after. A large part of Cyprus’ appeal lies in its wonderful climate and ecology and its promise as one of the safest places in the world, as well as its English-speaking environment. Russian is also very widely spoken. Yet, one of the main reasons for seeking property investment is that, currently, property acquisition in Cyprus allows the investor to obtain full citizenship of an EU-member state.more
  • Lease, concession and privatization of ports in Ukraine23.06.17 23.06.17

    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.more
  • Lien as security of obligations in merchant shipping24.02.16 24.02.16

    In the modern civilized society more attention is paid to the legal guarantees than to responsibility. It is not a surprise, since the goal of the law is the actual implementation thereof, i.e. proper performance, adherence, use of regulations, rights and obligations, including civil ones...more
  • What a Foreign Buyer Should Know about Export of Goods from Ukraine - Customs Clearance not Completed19.10.15 19.10.15

    It is well known that customs law creates a very specific legal regime that affects the status of persons and things belonging to them when such things are placed under customs control, but their clearance is not completed. Customs regulations objectively generate such a field, in which the rights of persons and the legal regime of things belonging to them, though habitual in domestic turnover, are largely changed...more
  • Carriers’ and forwarders’ responsibility. Why you should keep an eye on it in Ukrainian business realia?17.08.15 17.08.15

    Cargo transportation is quite a complex business. Lack of experience and inability to manage risks in this industry may have a negative impact on making business and often entails disappointment with the results of transaction both for the client and service provider. If the forwarder or the carrier fails to fulfill properly its obligations on rendering services it may result in losses, caused by delay or damages or loss of the cargo...more
  • Everything you say may be used against you, or what does the term «Without prejudice» mean25.02.15 25.02.15

    A legal term “without prejudice” is often used in business correspondence. “Without prejudice” means that everything stated in letter marked as “without prejudice” will not be taken into account in the process of settlement of the dispute.more
  • Property rights to be protected in Crimea: how and when?30.06.14 30.06.14

    In Crimea, court cases that have been started under Ukrainian law will be held under Russian legislation. The Chairman of the Court of Appeal of Crimea, Valeriy Chernobuk, advised that, as of 24 March 2014, Crimean courts are accepting only those applications that are based on Russian law. Crimean courts are working now on...

  • “Nationalization” and other “legal” developments in Crimea26.03.14 26.03.14

    In Crimea court cases that have been started under the Ukrainian law will be held under the Russia legislation. The Chairman of the Court of Appeal of Crimea Valeriy Chernobuk advised that as of March 24 Crimea courts are accepting only those applications that are based on the Russian law.


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