The MBLS' lawyers provide transport and maritime law services.
We advise cargo owners, carriers and forwarders on legal issues related to the conclusion and execution of contracts for the carriage of goods, including charter parties.
We represent parties in disputes raised of shortages, damage or loss of cargo. Represent interests of our clients in courts and international arbitration, including in disputes with ports and port administrations.
We advise on business structuring, port terminal construction, lease and concession, etc.
MBLS is a company with one of the most extensive experiences in Ukraine of seizure of sea going vessels for maritime claims in Ukraine and abroad, as well as the release from arrest. We have experience in selling ships and other property of shipping companies in Ukraine and abroad, incl. for debt collection.
Our clients are marine and other carriers, forwarders, consignors and consignees.
Our lawyers work closely with foreign law firms specializing in shipping and international trade, what allows us to quickly and efficiently provide services throughout the world.
In 2016 and in 2017, the MBLS Law Firm joined TOP-10 law firms in Ukraine in the practices of transport, maritime and customs law.
Examples of our transport and maritime law services:
- provision of legal advice related to the carriage of goods by sea, rail and other modes of transport
- consultations related to the activities of freight forwarders and marine agents
- drafting and legal examination of carriage of goods contracts, in particular charter parties
- consultancy related to port regulation
- litigation and international arbitration related to the contract of carriage (damages / loss of cargo, non-compliance with terms, non-payment of the contract, etc.)
- arrest of vessels in Ukraine and abroad, release of ships from arrest
If you need the best lawyers in the field of transport and maritime law in Ukraine - contact MBLS in our offices in Kiev or Mariupol!
Recovery of damage suffered due to the maritime accident. Acting in the interests of a US-registered cargo owner
A USA-registered company, owner of damaged cargo, addressed to the MBLS with the request to recover damage suffered as a result of a maritime accident. During transportation of soap in containers from Port Mersin, Turkey to Port Kherson, Ukraine, a vessel took a list, resulting in some containers falling in water and damaging the cargo. The amount of losses was more than 900,000 US dollars.
The MBLS lawyers prepared a claim to the ship-owner, a law-suit was filed with the Commercial Court of the Kherson Oblast, and also assisted in obtaining a legal opinion of an English lawyer with regard to the procedure of application for payment of insurance compensation under the rules of relevant P&I club.