Maritime Law in Ukraine
Offfice 3, Admiral Lunin Avenue 10, Mariupol, 87510
Jurinter law firm is one of the first law firms in Ukraine to begin rendering maritime law services after proclamation of independent Ukraine.
For the long period of its activity the firm has proved to become a reliable partner and advocate of its clients’ interests both within the national jurisdiction and abroad.
Jurinter law firm dealt with numerous major legal cases and claims of Azov Shipping Company, that used to be one of the biggest shipping companies in Ukraine, such as assisting the latter to withdraw their vessels globally from a number of foreign charterers to whom the vessels were bareboat chartered. The firm has been legal adviser of Azov shipyard on the matters concerning their foreign economic activity.
Jurinter law firm was the first among Ukrainian law firms jointly with English law firm Lawrence Graham to apply successfully both in English and Ukrainian jurisdictions the provisions of newly adopted Commercial Maritime Code of Ukraine and international conventions relating to limitation of liability and in particular that of the owner of m/v “Alkor” (the vessel capsized at port Kherson with full cargo on board) and succeeded in minimizing the owners’ losses considerably.
The company successfully defended in Ukrainian courts the interests of big Russian shipping company Volgotanker in connection with the huge claim of the local ecological authorities against the company due to the oil spill in Mariupol port and managed to prove with the team of best experts employed that neither of the vessels owned by the said company could be considered liable for the spill.
The firm represents both in Ukraine and abroad the interests of many other shipping companies in connection with ship arrests, exercising lien over the cargo, collisions, demurrage, crew claims etc.
Equally, the firm renders legal services to the charterers, leading insurance companies (Ingosstrakh, Raets Marine etc) and mutual insurance associations, such as British Marine Mutual, West of England, UK PandI Club etc., insurance brokers, forwarding companies, crewing companies and ship agents.
The firm has vast experience in settlement of mass fatal and severe injury cases, both local and cross border ones, in connection with ship collisions, sinking, explosions etc.
Besides representing owners, charterers, insurance companies in the courts Jurinter legal firm has been representing them also in Maritime Arbitration Commissions of Ukraine and Russia, English arbitration (LMAA), consults on concluding of charter parties, demurrage claims, cargo claims and provides claims handling services taking all possible steps to avoid costly litigation and/or secure the client’s claims, provide expert advice/affidavits on various issues of Ukrainian law within legal proceedings abroad.
Deep understanding by the firm’s lawyers of the industry and clients’ needs combined with experience and in-depth knowledge of maritime law and practice, best foreign languages and correspondence skills ensure efficient and speedy attendance and cost effective solutions tailored for each client’s case.
Our firm is equally represented in the following ports of Ukraine: Odessa, Chernomorsk (ex Ilyichevsk), Mariupol, Nikolaev, Kherson.Show more +
Oleg has been the managing partner of the firm since its foundation. His legal practice is primarily focused on providing legal services in the field of maritime, insurance, commercial and personal injury laws.
His career is all about shipping and marine insurance. He started in 1993 as a lawyer in one of the biggest shipping companies of Ukraine - Azov Shipping Company with a fleet of 130 vessels, worked as a senior lawyer in UkLloyd, then headed the legal department of Azov Insurance Company.
In 1999 he co-founded and took charge of Jurinter Law Firm, which was one of the first law firms after the proclamation of independent Ukraine to provide legal services, in addition to common ones, in the field of maritime and international law.
He has been involved in most of major complex maritime accident cases and all sorts of maritime claims in Ukrainian jurisdiction and abroad, successfully representing local and foreign clients in Ukrainian courts, Maritime Arbitration Commissions of Ukraine and Russia, English arbitration (LMAA) and International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine.
Oleg is a member of the General Board of Pan European Organizagtion of Personal Injury Lawyers (Birmingham, England), International Bar Association (London, UK) and Ukrainian Bar Association (Kiev, Ukraine), winner of the UK Finance Monthly global and law awards, awards of National Business Rating. He also has numerous publications in local and foreign press.
Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English, GermanShow more +