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Due to our extensive international expertise and diverse fields of law in which we are experienced we are able to resolve shipping-related issues of any complexity. Our clients include the largest sea and river carriers.

  • Vessel arrests in Ukrainian and European ports, release of vessels

  • Protecting the interests of major European shipowners and P&I clubs in cases involving all types of maritime claims

  • Resolution of disputes related to the collision of vessels and pollution of inland sea waters

  • Legal support and counseling during the purchase and sale of vessels

  • Drafting insurance contracts for vessels, cargo and liability

  • Drafting vessel maintenance and repair contracts

  • Advising Ukrainian and foreign crewing companies

  • Developing and drafting individual employment contracts with seafarers, as well as collective agreements between trade unions and shipowners

  • Developing the customs of sea and river ports


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

    • 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

    • Ukrainian Law Firms 2021. A Handbook for Foreign Clients Leading Firm in Maritime and Shipping

    • Market Leaders: Ranking of Law Firms of Ukraine 2021 Leading Firm in Maritime

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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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