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Our team employs experienced lawyers with many years of experience

Andrii Mashchenko - photo

Andrii Mashchenko

managing partner

mobile phone: +38 050 441 36 15

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Andrii is a graduate of the Economics and Law Faculty of Donetsk National University and the Faculty of International Law of the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchenko, with honors.

He has legal experience starting 1999. Licenced advocate since 2008.

Andrii specializes in legal support of daily business activities of enterprises in Ukraine and of foreign economic activity. He's also applies business structuring using offshore companies. Adrii specializes on litigation in Ukrainian and foreign courts. He yas extensive, and sometimes exclusive experience of arrests of sea-going vessels in Ukraine and abroad.

Andrii has experience of direct actions in foreign jurisdictions, including support of business negotiations as well as protection of Ukrainian citizens abroad. Andrii also conducts cases in cooperation with foreign lawyers.

He is a member of Ukrainian Bar Association and the Ukrainian National Bar Association, a member of the UNBA International Relations Committee.

Andrii is the author of articles in authoritative legal and business mass media on the topic of international transport communication and application of the norms of international maritime law in Ukraine.

In the rating of "Legal Newspaper" for the results of 2012-2013, he was named one of the top 5 lawyers in the practice of maritime law in Ukraine.

Andrii worked as Director for Legal Affairs and Corporate Governance of PJSC "Ukrainian Railways". He was also a Legal Adviser for the Head of the Board of PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsya".

Andrii speaks Ukrainian, English and Russian.


Liudmyla Mashchenko - photo

Liudmyla Mashchenko

partner - manager of Mariupol office

mobile phone: +38 050 564 73 63

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Lyudmila Ivanovna has more than 35 years of legal experience.

After graduating from the Kharkov Law Institute in 1973, she worked in Lugansk region in public authorities. She has also worked as in-house lawyer, as a notary public, a judge and as an attorney-at-law (advocate).

From 1986 to 1996 she held the position of a senior lawyer of the Azov Sea Shipping Company, an enterprise that at that time comprised all the ports of Azov Sea, shipyards and the Kerch ferry. The enterprise managed also 133 sea-going vessels of all types. In addition to extensive experience in the field of maritime law obtained in the shipping company, she completed an internship at the maritime agency being Dolphin Co. in Italy.

In 1996, Lyudmila Maschenko became a partner and co-founder of the MBLS law firm. In the same year, with the MBLS team of lawyers, she developed and for the first time applied in Ukraine the scheme of seizure of a sea merchant vessel in the port of Mariupol. Liudmyla Ivanivna is one of the leading experts in the field of maritime law in Ukraine. In particular, in 1995 she was a part of the advisory group in developing the Code of Merchant Shipping of Ukraine.

Lyudmila Ivanovna is the author of articles in professional transport and legal magazines on the topics of legal regulation of maritime employment brokers' activity and other ones related to legal regulation of shipping.

Liudmyla Mashchenko speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Applies English in the work.


Vlada Mashchenko - photo

Vlada Mashchenko


mobile phone: +38 050 697 07 87

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Vlada is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Law of the National Law Academy of Ukraine named after Yaroslav the Wise in Kharkov, Ukraine.

She began her career as a lawyer in 2001.

Prior to joining MBLS, she worked as in-house lawyer of JSC Sevastopol Marine Plant in Sevastopol, Ukraine, as a lawyer with the Globus Asset Management and Energy Standard Ukraine in Kiev of the Energy Standard group which comprises: Lvivoblenergo, Cherkassyoblenergo, Zaporozhtransformator and assets of the shipping company Ukrrichflot.

Vlada specializes in representing interests of enterprises in courts and in enforcement of court decisions. At the same time, she has a successful experience in the settlement of disputes in amicable way. In particular, she facilitated gaining the settlement in the multi-year dispute between two development corporations. In result the parties got an agreement on joint activity in the project that was the subject of the dispute. In addition, Vlada specializes in protecting interests of enterprises during inspections by supervisory and law enforcement agencies& She is also a specialist in real estate matters, in particular in legal support of real estate transactions (acquisition of integral property complexes, leases, etc.), construction, contesting / defense rights to land, appealing decisions of local municipal authorities, protection of tenants' rights etc.

Vlada speaks Ukrainian and Russian. Applies English to the work.



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