News date: 21 October 2019
In October 2019, Ilyashev & Partners opened a new office in Odesa, becoming a law firm with the largest network representation in Ukraine.
The new office of the firm specializes in the provision of full range of legal services focusing on issues relating to sea carriage (shipping), international trade and cargo handling in ports.
“Opening an office in Odesa not only gives us an opportunity to provide professional services directly to our current clients in the south of Ukraine, but also to strengthens a number of key practices of our firm, including maritime law,” – said Mikhail Ilyashev, Managing Partner of Ilyashev & Partners. – “Office in Odesa will also become an “entry point” for local companies requiring top-quality legal services in other regions of Ukraine, as well as in Russia and Estonia”.
Sergey Nedelko, an attorney at law, an experienced Odesa-based expert in maritime and transport law, has been appointed as the Head of the Office. Sergey is a graduate of the National University “Odesa Law Academy” and holds a Master’s degree in Law with honors. In the course of nearly 10 years Sergey has been advising shipowners, P&I Clubs, crewing, stevedoring and forwarding companies, ports and terminals, marine agents, defending their interests in litigations and international arbitrations proceedings. His practical experience includes full legal support in execution and fulfillment of rent agreements of movable and immovable state property in ports, lease of land plots within the port, construction and reconstruction of port infrastructure facilities. Sergey handles cases relating to maritime claims, imposing arrest on ships and releasing of ships at Ukrainian and European ports. He defends clients’ interests in disputes with port authorities, customs authorities, state environmental inspection bodies and other state authorities. Prior to joining Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, Sergey worked at ANK Law Firm.
“Odesa Region is the largest trading hub of Ukraine”, – points out Sergey Nedelko, the Head of Odesa Office of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm. – “The region is rapidly growing and attracting investments which ensures the strong and consistent demand for legal services in Odesa. Having a permanent office in Odesa is an added benefit for the firm’s clientele allowing the firm to provide legal support of their business in the region quickly and effectively”.
Founded in 1997, Ilyashev & Partners is one of the most prominent law firms in Eastern Europe. Today, Ilyashev & Partners employs more than 120 people in Ukraine, Russia, and Estonia with offices in Kyiv, Moscow, Tallinn, Dnipro, Simferopol, Odesa, and Kharkiv. The firm is recognized by the most prestigious legal market research guides, according to which it occupies a leading position in the markets of Ukraine, Russia, and Estonia. Among the key practices of Ilyashev & Partners are Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, International Trade, Maritime, Aviation, Energy, Real Estate and Construction, Corporate Law and M&A, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Employment and Tax.
Our new office is located at the address:
66/1 Frantsuzkyi Blvd.,
Kadorr Business Center, 2nd floor,
Odesa, 65009, Ukraine
Tel.: +38 048 740 90 99