28 April 2017

Mashchenko Andrii - a managing partner of MBLS Law firm became a member of the International Relations Committee of the National Bar Association of Ukraine

Committee on International Relations is the UNBA advisory body.

Purpose of the Committee is establishing, developing and maintaining relations between the Ukrainian National Bar Association and foreign and international organizations.

The Committee’s main tasks are as follows: 

- providing recommendations on establishing links with foreign and international organizations; 

- preparing documents for the formalization of relations between the UNBA and foreign/international organizations; 

- providing organizational support with the purpose of accession of the UNBA to international associations of advocates/lawyers; 

- maintaining business relations with foreign/international organizations on an ongoing basis; 

- submitting proposals to the UNBA/BCU President on participation of the UNBA in international events; 

- submitting proposals for conduct by the UNBA of international events in Ukraine; 

- examining appeals within its competence; 

- cooperating with foreign/international organizations which provide technical or financial assistance for the development of the bar of Ukraine; 

- other activities within the competence determined by the Regulation on the UNBA Committee on International Relations.

Here is the link to the committee's website (in Ukrainian language):

February 4, 2016

The Commercial Court of Mykolayiv Region held a roundtable for judges and lawyers of Mykolaiv region on the topic: "The arrest of sea-going ships with regard to maritime claim in Ukraine and responsibility for wrongful arrest"

The initiators of the event were Commercial Court of Mykolayiv Region and Ukrainian Maritime Bar Association - NGO the main purpose of which is the development of international maritime law and national legislation of Ukraine in the field. Since 2012 this organization is a member of the International Maritime Committee (Comite Maritime International) - an organization that was formally established in 1897 and currently is one of the authoritative international organizations, which deals with the unification of maritime law. The first round table on the arrest of ships took place on October 15 last year in Odesa in the Odessa National Maritime Academy and received the approvals of the participants. In order to improve professional skills of judges the Commercial Court of Mykolayiv Region supported the initiative of the Ukrainian Maritime Bar Association on the second such event in Nikolaev. The round table in Nikolayev was attended by local courts judges and lawyers working in the field of merchant shipping.

The speakers were: a partner of the law firm "Rabomizo" and president of the Ukrainian Maritime Bar Association Denys Rabomizo, senior partner of law firm «Black Sea Law Company» a Board member of the Ukrainian Maritime Bar Association Yevhen Sukachev and the director of "MBLS Law firm" Andrei Mashchenko.

During the event the problematic issues of legal regulation of arrest of sea-going vessels for maritime claims in Ukraine, as well as ways of resolution of outstanding issues at the legislative level were analyzed. The participants of the event paid special attention to the discussion of the process of applying for seizure, arrest's  duration and release from arrest as well as liability for the wrongful arrest of the ship.
Round table on problems of arrest of ships was another step of Commercial Court of Mykolayiv Region towards training of judges and lawyers in the city which the court holds.

The publication can also be found on the website of Commercial Court of Mykolaiv following the link:

June 7, 2017

The MBLS Law firm and The Indian Lawyer TM decided to act as partners in matters affecting the Ukrainian and Indian jurisdictions.

The Indian Lawyer TM is an Indian law firm with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. The firm specializes in dispute resolution; Banking and finance; Corporate and commercial law; Investments; Manufacturing in India; Mining, Oil and Gas; Railways and Aviation; WTO / international trade and customs law and Taxation.
More information about The Indian Lawyer TM you may find on the company's website:

May 11, 2017

Mashchenko Lyudmila Ivanovna, a partner of the MBLS Law firm, took part in the discussion of the present and future navigation and maritime business in Ukraine in the program of the Mariupol television "Word against the word."

As a result of the discussion, the participants concluded: the need for Ukrainian seafarers to be more attentive to the terms of contracts for hiring, in particular to protect the right to compensation for harm caused to their life and health; Necessity of state support of national navigation, by granting a fiscal relief and other preferences to Ukrainian shipping companies and thus returning to Ukraine the status of a naval power.
You can see the program by clicking on the link below:

September 20, 2016

The MBLS Law firm is in top 10 in customs and transport law in Ukraine according to Legal companies rating of 2016.

"Legal Newspaper" published a rating of Ukrainian legal companies 2016

According to the published rating, MBLS Law firm was among the top ten leaders in customs and transport law.

We thank our clients and lawyers for such result!

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