LEGRANT LAW COMPANY > Odessa, Ukraine > Firm Profile

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Ukraine > Competition Tier 3

Ukraine > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Ukraine > Tax Tier 4

Legrant Law Company: Legrant is one of the leading law firms in the Southern Region of Ukraine headquartered in Odesa. The company specializes in maritime law and international trade, ports and terminals, litigation and arbitration, tax legislation and business protection and is an associated member of FOSFA. We are building efficient dialog between business and authorities and working on the improvement of legislation. We are aimed at creating a business-friendly environment in the seaport and maritime sectors.

We are trusted advisors for shipowners, port terminals, port agents, freight forwarders, container shipping lines, corn and oil traders, investors.

Legrant’s expertise was many times recognized by independent international and national ranking agencies.

Maritime law: Legrant is recommended as one of the best five maritime law firms in Ukraine. We help our clients with such issues as dispute resolution under chartering contracts and bills of lading, charging or contestation of demurrage and dispatch, marine protests preparation, customer advocacy at courts and maritime tribunals (LMAA, UMAC and others), the arrest of ships and cargo, removal of arrest, charter cancellation, cargo lien. We provide comprehensive legal support in cases of accident, contracts for construction, purchase or sale of vessels, vessel registration.

Ports and terminals: As Ukraine has a strong need for investment it is Legrant who is a trusted advisor for seaport investors. We provide comprehensive legal support on the development and implementation of the investment contracts and agreements. We help our clients with the certification of hydraulic engineering structures, getting construction permits, leasing public property objects, confirmation of the port operator and marine agent status.

Litigation and arbitration: We protect our clients both in court and in pre-trial dispute resolution. Our team has a proven track record in tax litigation. We successfully represent clients’ interests in international maritime and commodity arbitrage (GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA), UMAC, ICAC. A thorough understanding and knowledge of the features of the GAFTA 125, GAFTA 126 Arbitration Rules, FOSFA arbitration rules, allows us to minimize the cost of arbitration for our client and to conduct it efficiently.

We also protect our clients from breach of antitrust legislation by the state monopolists.

International trade: We are trusted advisors for the companies involved in foreign economic activity. We assist clients at all stages of export and import. Our expertise in drafting and analyzing contracts for the sale/purchase of goods under English law, including GAFTA/FOSFA pro-forms allows our clients to manage their risks and fully benefit from the deals.

Corporate law: Those who make investments, set up a new business, change their structures can rely on Legrant. We analyze corporate governance structures, help during all stages of M&A deals, open representative offices for global players.

Business protection: We protect our clients’ businesses from raiding, illegal assets arrests, and searches. We provide release of cargo lien, represent clients’ interests in administrative disputes with regulatory authorities, provide support during tax audits and analyze the validity of tax authority decisions.

Tax : Under the conditions of tax climate change in the country, protection of clients’ interests requires the creation of intelligent and mobile strategies with the possibility to adapt according to different legal situations. Practical skills and deep understanding of industry specifics allow our lawyers to accompany tax audits and searches, represent interests in pre-trial investigations and court proceedings on tax arrest issues, advise on other taxation aspects.

Maritime Law, Ports & Terminals, Business Protection, Litigation & Arbitration Tatyana Titarenkotitarenko@legrant.com.ua+38 (048) 710-03-60
Ports & Terminals, Litigation, Corporate Law Lyudmyla Syzonenkosizonenko@legrant.com.ua+38 (048) 710-03-60
Maritime Law, International Trade, Litigation & Arbitration Sergey Platonovplatonov@legrant.com.ua+38 (048) 710-03-60
Tax, Business Protection, Litigation Nataliya Makoveckayamakoveckaya@legrant.com.ua+38 (048) 710-03-60
Nataliya Makoveckaya photo Nataliya MakoveckayaSenior Lawyer
Lyudmyla Syzonenko photo Lyudmyla SyzonenkoSenior Lawyer
Tatyana Titarenko photo Tatyana TitarenkoManaging Partner
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