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Maritime Law

Ilyashev & Partners represents clients operating in all sectors of maritime industry, including charterers, shipowners, marine terminal operators, logistics and supply chains, shipyards, banks and financial companies.

We advise on the following issues:

  • Freight Contracts.
  • Cargo Claims.
  • Vessel Finance, Sale and Purchase.
  • Marine Insurance.
  • Ship Building Contracts.
  • Shipbuilding Disputes.
  • Warranty Claims.
  • Maritime Arrest and Enforcement.

Our team of lawyers has extensive experience handling complex international maritime disputes. We represent clients before the London Maritime Arbitrators Association tribunals (LMAA). Firm’s attorneys acted as arbitrators in a number of LMAA disputes.

Recent projects:

  • Advising a major Ukrainian shipowner in eight concurrent LMAA arbitrations on termination of charter contracts.
  • Advising Ukrrichflot on the enforcement of a Norwegian arbitration award in respect of construction of several vessels.
  • Representing the Ukrainian freight forwarder in a dispute with a shipowner regarding a failure to pay for the forwarding services.
  • Representing a Lithuanian shipowner in connection with the vessel arrest in the Ukrainian port.
  • Deal structuring related to the sale of a special purpose vessel (underwater engineering and similar works).
  • Issues related to restructuring of the operations of a major oil loading port Vitino (Russian Federation).

Ratings and Awards

  • Top 3 in Shipping & Maritime (Ukrainian Law Firms 2017/2016. A Handbook for Foreign Clients)
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