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Andrey Mashchenko posted his article on shiparrested.com dedicated to the rules for arresting ships in Ukraine for practical use.
The article can be found by following the link: Ship arrest in Ukraine: Relevant Procedure in Brief for Practical Usage.

Law enforcement officers informed the citizen of Ukraine about the suspicion of piracy. According to the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General, such a crime is being investigated in Ukraine for the first time.

The first sea pirate in the history of Ukraine was a resident of Nikolaev.

The Ukrainian consignee applied to the MBLS in connection with the appeal of the French sea carrier being a container line - CMA CGM to the Commercial Tribunal of Marseille with a claim for damages.

The case was complicated by the number of parties involved from different countries, the venue of consideration disputes between them, the application of international and foreign law to parties’ relations.

We share news about interesting cases conducted by MBLS lawyers. This time in the practice of international maritime law and international corporate relations.

We were approached by one of the participants in the project to arrange the work of the international shipping line between Ukraine, the Middle East and the European Union.

Andrіі Mashchenko, Director of MBLS Law Firm, spoke at online conferences on technologies for liquidating spills of organic pollution and oil products within designated water areas. Participants of the conferences were the Odessa branch of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration and the TIS group of terminals - the largest stevedoring operator in Ukraine.

The trainings-seminars were arranged by the Black Sea Training Center under the auspices of "ECONAD GROUP", which for 25 years has been developing and implementing environmental technologies aimed at protecting the environment from oil pollution.

Within the report, Mr. Mashchenko made an overview of the main international conventions and norms of Ukrainian legislation regulating issues related to pollution of port waters and prevention of sea pollution. He lighted up the issues of compensation for harm caused because of pollution of sea waters, incl. with oil. He spoke about the procedure for notification on a spill, the interaction of the territorial bodies of the State Environmental Inspection and the Administration of seaports after the spill, the procedure for fixing the fact and source of pollution, and assessing the damage caused. Andrii paid attention also to insurance and other modes of ensuring the liability of the ship owner, the legal grounds for limiting the liability of the ship owner and grounds for release from liability, the procedure for filing claims and lawsuits in connection with spills. He spoke as well about the procedure and grounds for the detention and arrest of sea-going vessels in connection with the pollution of the sea.

Should you have any questions with regard to the topic above, do not hesitate to address them to us.

MBLS Law Firm successfully defended in court a domestic manufacturer of exclusive furniture against the demands of PJSC DTEK Kyiv Regional Electric Networks.
The trial at the commercial court was not a simple one, it required the team of the MBLS Law Firm to apply the regulatory acts in the field of energy supply. However, adaptability is one of the most important features of our company.
As a result of the persistence of our lawyers and the concerted actions of the Client's accounting department, we received understanding from the court. It declared illegal the decision of the power grid operator's commission on consideration acts of violation of the Retail Electricity Market Rules on additional charges for the Client.
The victory in court in this case proved the insolvency of DTEK's financial claims and the illegality of threats to cut off energy supply to the local manufacturer.
I sincerely congratulate PE “Fabrikant” and LLC "Lirona" and the team of lawyers of the Law Firm "MBLS"!