Transport - Shipping - International Trade

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 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.

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What we do for you:

  • Opening account and registration of 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 sea port industry.

Please read our articles about sea port 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.



  • Seven Countries, Seven Sets of Rules27.06.13 27.06.13

    The countries of the Black Sea Basin have their own rules governing the arrest of ships. Efforts to create a uniform set of rules have not fully succeeded, making it difficult to provide legal support and have ships released from detention.

  • Compensating Ukrainian port investment10.03.13 10.03.13

    Commentary penned by Olena Losevska to be published in Port Strategy. Published 04 March 2013. 

  • Black sea blues14.06.10 14.06.10

    The Ukrainian Port Sector and especially the Ukrainian Public Port Authorities such as the Odessa and Illichevsk Sea Commercial Ports are rapidly losing private sector interest as the Ukrainian central government in Kiev has proved to be unable to create a sustainable, stable and competitive port business environment for private entrepreneurs to invest in. The country, with its eyes both on the EU and Russia, holds a significant transit potential and with the expected economic developments...more

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