Firm Profile > Jurline > Odessa, Ukraine
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Dispute resolution Tier 4
Jurline, which is based in Odessa, handles commercial, construction, maritime and investment disputes. Vitaliy Cherkes and Volodymyr Zubar are the key partners. For a shipowner, Zubar handled a London Maritime Arbitrators Association dispute seeking the recovery of a $14m debt.
Jurline > Firm Profile
The history of the firm dates back to 1994, when several young lawyers united under the leadership of the experienced and ambitious legal scholar Oleg Kutateladze. It was one of the first law firms in Odessa that provided legal support for businesses and legal assistance to individuals. Over time, the legislative changes and demands in the legal sphere ensured it was necessary to reconsider the structure of the firm. Therefore, in 2004 the firm became a partnership entitled Jurline. Today the firm comprises six partners who ensure the provision of first-class services and legal assistance to clients together with the counsels, associates, and trainees of the firm.
During the last few years the firm has expanded its practice into international arbitration, criminal law and white-collar crime. Further, two counsels of the firm, Aleksey Ryazanov and Maxim Kapelist, were promoted to partners of the firm, and Oleksandr Vovk was promoted to the counsel of the firm. Jurline has developed extensive connections with European, UK and US law firms and chambers that allow its clients to receive comprehensive advice in relation to various matters arising in the course of business conduct in Ukraine.
The firm focuses on the provision of legal services in the south of Ukraine. The regional status of Jurline does not limit the firm, should legal assistance be required outside the region. The firm’s experienced and highly qualified lawyers, as well as the co-operation with Ukrainian and foreign legal firms, allow the firm to provide its clients with the required range of legal services at a high standard.
Areas of practice
The long-standing legal support of different businesses that work at ports of the Black Sea region (Odessa, Yuzhny, Chornomorsk and Mykolaiv) allows Jurline to provide clients with the full scope of services on legal support of transport enterprises, sea terminals, forwarders, ship repair companies, and other business entities related to the port infrastructure. Jurline has provided legal support to the multimillion investment projects on the construction of port infrastructure, lease of the integral property complexes and privatisation projects.
The court practice is one of the prevailing activities of the firm. Jurline’s lawyers are experienced court attorneys who act with the purpose of the most effective defence of clients’ interests. The firm is capable of successfully handling the most complicated trials and settlement of disputes. The firm is one of the few regional law firms that holds experience in arbitration in accordance with the rules of GAFTA, FOSFA, LCIA, LMAA, and other arbitration institutions.
Jurline provides legal support to the projects of construction of commercial and industrial real estate objects, and to the construction companies that specialise in elite housing development. The firm has many years of experience working with agrarian business and the food industry, allowing the firm to provide the full range of services in all spheres of food and grain business.
The lawyers of the firm have significant experience in supporting complicated transactions on corporate rights including M&A transactions, providing the full scope of the accompanying services on the issues of taxation, antimonopoly legislation, labour management relations, obtaining of licences, authorisations, permits as well as resolving problematic issues of privatisation in Ukrainian enterprises.
|Dispute resolution||Vitaliy Cherkes|
|Dispute resolution||Oleksandr Vovk|
|Maritime and transport||Volodymyr Zubar|
|Maritime and transport||Maxim Kapelist|
|Tax planning and tax disputes||Vitaliy Cherkes|
|Tax planning and tax disputes||Pavlo Bogachenko|
|Criminal/white-collar crime||Aleksey Inozemtsev|
|Criminal/white-collar crime||Maxim Kapelist|
|Real estate and construction||Aleksey Ryazanov|
|Real estate and construction||Nina Rizun|
|Antitrust and competition||Aleksey Ryazanov|
|Antitrust and competition||Nina Risun|
|International arbitration||Daria Minchenko|
|International arbitration||Pavlo Bogachenko|
|International trade||Volodymyr Zubar|
|International trade||Daria Minchenko|