Maritime Law and Shipping

Maritime law and shipping
Maritime Law and Shiping practice was launched due to joining of a Partner, attorney at law, Vitalii Yanchuk to our international team in 2019. Vitalii heads Ukrainian offices in Odessa and Kiev with a focus on International Law covering expertise in transport and infrastructure.
We also do provide legal assistance for shipping companies operated in Kazakhstan part of Caspian Sea through the Aktay and Bautino sea ports.
We provide the following legal services in sphere of maritime law and shipping:
  • counseling on sale and purchase, leasing and chartering of vessels (yachts, small crafts) and their registration;
  • drafting of various agreements in the field of merchant shipping (towage and salvage agreements, contract of affreightment, time charter, bareboat charter, contracts for the employment of security guards on vessels, transportation of goods, passengers and luggage, the contract of marine insurance, including P&I insurance, etc.);
  • advising on the application and implementation of international agreements;
  • registration of international line shipping and its legal support;
  • advising on navigation in inland waterways (the carrier’s liability, insurance, transportation of goods, etc.);
  • advising on environmental pollution;
  • settlement of issues related to insured events, general average, vessel collision, damage to port facilities;
  • legal support of business activity at sea and river ports;
  • assistance in vessel demolition;
  • legal assistance in building and repair of ships and yachts;
  • maritime claims and dispute resolution;
  • a release of vessel and crew from detention (arrest);
  • advising on piracy;
  • marine insurance, P&I insurance;
  • legal services to seafarers and their families;
  • settlement of disputes arising out of contracts of carriage by sea, affreightment, bunkering, salvage, in maritime and international arbitrations.