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  • News in Ukrainian legislation;
  • specification of Ukrainian legislation as to registration of newly established companies;
  • representation in common courts,arbitration courts,tribunals;
  • arrest of vessels;
  • compensation of damage caused to seamen;
  • acknowledgement and execution of judgements of foreign courts and arbitration at Ukraine.

Amount of seafarers disability and death compensations according to the Ukrainian law

The reimbursement of damages for the seamens injuries and deaths is a rather topical problem both for shipowners and for seamen. This brings us to the necessity to analyze the existing situation from the legal viewpoint....
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Ship arrest in Ukraine

On May 16, 2012 International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to the Arrest of Sea-Going Ships of 1952 entered into legal force in Ukraine....
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Problems of shipping between Ukraine and the autonomous republic of Crimea

On April 15, 2014, the Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) of Ukraine enacted Law of Ukraine No.1207-VII “On Assurance of Rights and Freedoms and Legal Regime on the Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine” (hereinafter referred to as “the Law”) which...
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When claims become time barred under the maritime law of Ukraine

Limitation of action is the period of time within which a party must bring a claim. If you miss and do not file a claim within that time, you are "time barred" from filing unless extenuating circumstances exist. There are different limitation periods...
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Masters criminal liability for marine pollution in Ukraine

Violations of environmental laws and the failure of environmental regulations is extremely dangerous, that is why the law of Ukraine for these offenses prescribes disciplinary, economic, administrative and criminal liability, depending on the fault,...
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Ships release from the arrest

According to the Civil Procedural Code of Ukraine a court or a judge can take measures for the security of a claim upon the motion of a person participating in the matter. Security of a claim is allowed on any litigation stage if non-acceptance of me...
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Exercising of the Lien on the Cargo in Ukraine

Various voyage charter proformas , for example, Synacomex 2000 and Gencon 1994, provide for the right of the lien on the cargo by the shipowner at the port of discharge in the case of non-payment of freight, demurrage and other payments (may vary de...
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