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Maritime Law


Maritime Law

Our Maritime Law team has extensive litigation experience in supporting complex maritime cases in courts and international arbitrations. We render legal advice to operators in international shipping, port infrastructure and the maritime complex, including large shipowners, charterers and insurance clubs (P&I Clubs), ports, terminals, stevedoring companies, ship-building and ship-repairing yards, freight forwarders, marine agents, as well as banks and financial institutions.

  • Conclusion of contracts on private investment in port infrastructure facilities

  • Conclusion and execution of charter-parties

  • Protection of interests regarding all types of maritime claims

  • Legal support of financing activities on sale and purchase of vessels

  • Conclusion of agreements for the construction/repair of naval and merchant ships

  • Facilitation of registration of vessels under Ukrainian and foreign flags

  • Disputes over marine insurance issues

  • Disputes pertaining to the construction/repair of vessels

  • Warranty claims


Today we are working on projects for more than 400 active clients

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Founded in 1997, Ilyashev & Partners is one of the most prominent law firms in the Eastern European region. With offices in Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkiv and Odesa, Ilyashev & Partners employs more than 150 people. The firm has been recognized by the most prestigious legal market research guides, according to which it occupies a leading position in Ukraine.


We provide assistance by:

  1. Helping at any stage of the project.
  2. Discussing the task with you, analyzing all prospects and risks.
  3. Thorough studying of the problem, taking into account the special aspects of your business activities.
  4. Developing a strategy, suggesting solutions and action plan.

“The success of our firm results from the professionalism and expertise of our team”

Roman Marchenko, Senior Partner


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    Our reliability is confirmed

    • Market Leaders: Ranking of Law Firms of Ukraine 2024 Top position in Maritime Law

    • Ukrainian Law Firms 2022. A Handbook for Foreign Clients Recommended Firm in Maritime and Shipping

    • XIV National Marine Rating of Ukraine Winner of the Award for Business Protection

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    “In the entire history of our firm, there has not been a single insured event”

    Mikhail Ilyashev, Managing Partner


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