Event of the year


Black Sea Law Company is the organizer of the must-attended global maritime event which takes place in Odessa, Ukraine.

It is a very useful and reliable professional networking platform for Ukrainian Shipping, Financial and Trading business. IMIS is the place where you can meet necessary for you people from all over the world, but IMIS is focused on the representation of the Ukrainian business for international services: legal and insurance.

It should be noted that the Odessa region has one of the highest levels of economic development of Ukraine and the Odessa city is the “Maritime Capital” of Ukraine.

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The Company’s lawyers’ experience of Maritime litigation and arbitration is the undisputed indicator of excellent work in this sector. Our lawyers offer our Clients the best legal support in Ukrainian courts of all types of Ukrainian courts, including the Supreme Court of Ukraine and International Arbitration Institutions. Our specialists are involved in the most complicated Maritime disputes and cases in Ukraine, Russia, Europe and Asia.

We successfully protect our Clients’ interests in arrests of vessels, collisions, bunkers, cargo and charter party cases, and ensure enforcement of foreign judgments and the arbitral awards. Furthermore, we have great experience in disputes arising from ship repair and ship-building contracts.

Hard work, high standards and professional attitude to each client and every occasion, gave us the opportunity to achieve international recognition.

We advise on a broad range of shipping and international trade issues and provide legal support in matters relating to:

– London court and Arbitration proceedings (LMAA, LCIA, FOSFA, GAFTA, etc.)
– Enforcement of court arbitration awards, judgements and mortgages
– Arrest of the ships, bunkers and other assets all over the world
– Charterparty disputes
– Bill of lading disputes
– Bunker and other supply claims
– Cargo claims
– Shipbuilding and ship repair disputes
– Marine insurance
– Ship sale and purchase disputes
– Towage
– Ship and crew management agreements
– Vessel ownership disputes
– Shipping fraud and asset tracing

Our Clients are ship owners, P&I Clubs, banks, charterers, managers, agents, ship builders and repairers, suppliers as well as bunker, grain, seed and other commodity traders, who are major players in the international shipping market.

The Black Sea Law Company’s lawyers provide specialized legal services to P&I Clubs, Shipowners, Charterers, Cargo Owners, Shipyards and shipping agencies. Wherein, our lawyers thoroughly study the matter of conflicts of interest before providing exact corresponding legal service or advice. This practice includes ship arrest; pollution of the environment; maritime insurance (H&M, P&I); shipbuilding and repairing of vessel disputes; sale & purchase process of vessel & yachts; bill of lading disputes; vessel ownership disputes, etc.

With regard to national and international trade, we provide a dispute resolution service in respect of cargo and freight claims. Our Team provides clients with full support for all trade law issues in Ukrainian and foreign jurisdictions.

Ukraine is one of the largest agriculture trade centers in the world and the number one in sunflower oil exporters, as well as grain, corn and other agricultural products also exporting under international contractual regulation. We provide international traders, shippers and other players of the trading and shipping business excellent legal services due to charter-parties and bills of lading disputes on GAFTA and FOSFA rules.

Our team of lawyers has been working with key representatives of the global insurance market for many years and has an exceptional understanding of the insurance industry. Our specialists and international experts are constantly improving their professional level through exchanges of experience with P&I clubs, insurance companies and insurance brokers. Based on an understanding of the professional aspects of the insurance industry, BSLC held the International Maritime Insurance Seminar in 2019. The IMIS – is a useful and reliable professional networking platform for Ukrainian Shipping, Financial and Trading business. This successful event has shown confidence in BSLC professionals. Сonsequently, IMIS will be an excellent annual event for the best representatives of the International Maritime Insurance Business.

In insurance disputes, our experts prefer a conflict-free solution. We analyze all the risks and provide our clients with an objective legal analysis. Our experts have more than 40 years of experience in the field of insurance. Regarding our professional profile, we can prepare legal advice on the handling and resolution of Claims, providing advice and expertise to all aspects of marine-related matters.

Black Sea Law Company offers a wide range of corporate services in Ukraine, from the incorporation of all types of companies, structuring holdings and commercial groups, including, but not limited, trading, ship owning and operating the business, to handling complex corporate disputes between shareholders and entities, either private sector and state authorities. We combine vast experience with a wealth of knowledge of local law and business practice.

Our Team advises clients on a broad range of finance and private equity matters. This includes advising major lenders, operating companies, and equity investors on all aspects of the financing of ships. Black Sea Law Company focuses on both cross-border and domestic shipping finance.

Our team has been involved in infrastructure projects both onshore and offshore. We have advised on concession projects on Ukrainian ports, working with international advisers, financial structures and port operators. Our legal services cover the renewables segment of the energy sector.

We advise investors, developers, operators, and contractors on contractual and regulatory matters and have extensive experience with the tenders and contracts applied by the industry. BSLC assists with the resolution of disputes by mediation, settlement negotiation, litigation, or arbitration in cases concerning the infrastructure and energy sector.

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