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Ports and Terminals

Interlegal is always engaged in cooperation with foreign investors. For over 10 years we have been cooperating with MTBS, the leading European consultant in the port industry. For that period, we have rendered services to port operators, public and private terminals, international consortiums, dredging and engineering companies. Our lawyers know very well specifications of each Ukrainian sea terminal and most of the Black Sea terminals.

Concession Pilot Project Public Stevedoring Companies Olvia and Kherson Concession Pilot Project: how it came, how it did and what is now.

 

 

What we do in Ports and Terminals

Opening account and registration of a non-resident company or holding structure at any offshore/onshore jurisdiction or in Ukraine;
  • Support of private cargo terminal and logistic complex design and construction: greenfield, lease, concession, joint venture;

  • Drafting handling contracts, Terms and Conditions, port codes of customs, port regulations, other draft contracts;

  • Due diligence: legal, commercial, technical, marketing and environmental

  • Assistance in machinery and equipment purchase, temporary import;

  • Structuring investment project and attracting foreign financing;

  • Market analysis and technical research;

  • Choosing the most suitable form of public-private partnership;

  • Drafting feasibility studies, investment plans, tender documentation, port code of customs and port regulations;

  • Consulting upon the following issues:

    • Transport lands and water fund lands;
    • Freight forwarder and terminal liability;
    • Cargo storage & risks;
    • Cargo insurance; freight forwarder carrier and terminal liability insurance;
    • Vessel and cargo detention in the Black Sea ports and terminals.

Interlegal lawyers are active members of special international associations in the seaport industry.

Please read our articles about seaport 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.

  • Old Father Dnieper Waiting for His Ships08.06.20 08.06.20
    The draft Law on Inland Water Transport (IWT) of Ukraine was decided to be developed as early as in 2014 pursuant to a corresponding clause in Agreement on Coalition of parliamentary fractions ‘European Ukraine’ – and it was only logical if looking at the volumes of cargo carried by that IWT.more
  • US and EU sanctions for vessel passing the Kerch Strait07.05.20 07.05.20
    Based on our practice for the recent years, we decided to draft a review upon standard issue being studied for many times, namely: EU and US sanctions imposed on Russia due to the latter’s aggression against Ukraine, but we have considered it in view of impact of such sanctions on the shipping companies’ interests.more
  • Port-Landlord Pattern for Ukraine: to Become Real Lord of Land17.04.20 17.04.20
    Ukraine as a littoral state commanding most of the Black Sea north coast along with the Azov Sea north occupies a strategic position between Europe and Asia, while also boasting a much more extended shoreline than the neighbouring EU’s Romania, thus being a vital transit area for both continents.more
  • Annotation on amendments to Turkish port regulations13.11.19 13.11.19
    Some major amendments on Turkish Port Regulation took place in the Official Gazette dated 24th September, 2019. By this article, we would like to draw attention of viewers to the important points of amendments.more
  • Opportunities in the Ukraine10.07.19 10.07.19
    New President Volodymyr Zelenskyi and his team have an opportunity to reset the climate for investing in the country’s ports, say leading local expertsmore
  • 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
  • Endgame or a Path to Possibilities?24.05.19 24.05.19
    Ukrainian port industry is growing rapidly and the upcoming vote for concession legislation should only confirm this trend.more
  • Law of Ukraine on Concessions: Pros and Contras before Voting08.04.19 08.04.19
    In April 2018 Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament) voted for the bill adoption in the first reading. There were only 4 contra votes against the firm 240 pro. The bill was strongly supported by the two major business associations ACC and EBA.more
  • Sanctions of Black Sea Region countries28.02.19 28.02.19
    Detailed guide on the sanctions at the Black Sea Region. Black Sea Region (Ukraine, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Georgia) plays a crucial role for Europe: main routes connecting from west to east and from north to south cross it.more
  • How to buy floating dock at the state without loss?11.01.18 11.01.18
    The Client, large South African holding company, set a unique task for Interlegal: legal support of the multimillion deal upon sale & purchase of a floating dock to be constructed at the state shipyard.more

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