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Transportation: Shipping — Russia


Jurinflot International Law Office - Transportation Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dominant in the shipping market, this long-established Moscow-based firm assists a significant client base of shipping companies with chartering, ship acquisitions and arrests. Also acts on disputes, including international arbitration cases. Offering includes maritime insurance, admiralty issues and handling of shipping-related contentious cases.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Mednikov and Vadim Ermolaev are key contacts for clients.

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Transportation Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Alexey Karchiomov and Evgeny Raschevsky
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Flourishing team advancing in the rankings. Handles significant maritime cases, also benefiting from the firm's top-notch expertise in disputes. Advises global shipping and shipbuilding companies on a wide array of issues, including cargo claims, ship arrests, accidents and casualty-related insurance claims. Assists with regulatory and competition matters.

Strengths Clients are happy with the team's in-depth approach to matters, as one interviewee comments: "They are responsive and very comprehensive in their advice," adding: "They will not say anything unless they have researched it thoroughly."

Work highlights Represented a commodity trader in claims against a shipowner in relation to withholding the cargo by the shipowner.

Assisted an international operator of marine tug fleet with advice on cabotage shipping activities and on obtaining the licence for loading and shipping of dangerous cargo.

Significant Clients Nordic Yards, Mediterranean Shipping Company.

Notable practitioners

Alexey Karchiomov and Evgeny Raschevsky are key contacts for clients.

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Remedy Law Firm - Transportation Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Andrey Kosmachevskiy
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Domestic shipping boutique with offices in Moscow and St Petersburg. Clientele predominantly consists of domestic shipowners, banks and insurance companies. Well regarded for its robust disputes practice, acting on arbitration cases, arrests of ships and damages claims. Also advises on vessel financing, ship construction, transactional and insurance cases.

Strengths Clients like the team's pragmatic approach, with a source saying: "I am happy with the result," further praising the teamwork and describing the group as "people who can solve problems." Another client reports: "The work is fast, and they listen to our needs."

Work highlights Advised an insurance company, Rosgosstrakh, on a USD500,000 litigation in relation to the collision of the 'Princess Maria' with an icebreaker, 'Mudyug'.

Represented insurance company Soglasie in the recovery of USD170,000 compensation for damage to a vessel.

Significant Clients Russian Fishery, Rosmorport, Sibur, VTB Leasing, Onego Shipping & Chartering.

Notable practitioners

Andrey Kosmachevskiy and Andrey Suprunenko are key client contacts in St Petersburg. Andrey Shashorin is a key contact in the firm's Moscow office.

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Sokolov, Maslov & Partners - Transportation Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Iftikhar Pirov
- 6 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-reputed shipping firm based in Moscow, primarily acting for shipowners. Has a strong track record in disputes, advising clients on ship arrests, collisions and damages matters. Also assists with shipbuilding, registering, financing and mortgaging of ships, as well as contractual issues. Provides advice related to river and fishing vessels.

Strengths Commentators praise the team's commitment and strategic advice, with one source saying: "I was impressed by their legal and strategic skills. They are hard-working and dedicated lawyers."

Work highlights Acted for a carrier, Farostransflot, on a dispute with a shipper over the recovery of damages.

Significant Clients SevNor Management.

Notable practitioners

Mikhail Sokolov, Sergey Seliverstov and Elena Popova are key contacts for clients.

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Stepanov & Aksuk - Transportation Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Inna Makarova
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Based in Rostov-on-Don, this niche domestic firm provides regional and international shipping companies with support in a wide range of maritime matters, including registration of vessels, sale and purchase of ships and regulatory matters. Notable contentious practice, focusing on arrests of ships, labour disputes and debt collection matters. Handles insurance-related disputes, often with criminal proceedings elements. Co-operates with partners in the UK, the Mediterranean and the Azov–Black Sea basin on cross-border cases. Recently became associated with GRATA International network.

Strengths Sources recognise the firm's effective work, with a client describing the co-operation as "straightforward and obtaining very good results."

Work highlights Provided a Russian law opinion on an arbitration heard by a London Maritime Arbitration Association member in a dispute involving Russian and Canadian companies regarding bunkering of vessels.

Acted for Russian seafarers on proceedings against the shipowner with regard to unpaid wages.

Significant Clients GAC Shipping and Logistics, SVS Logistics, Donmaster, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Grain Logistic Service.

Notable practitioners

Inna Makarova is a key contact for clients.

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Inmarine St Petersburg Law Offices - Transportation Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for St Petersburg-based boutique maritime firm, assisting with domestic and cross-border cases, including shipbuilding, contractual disputes, chartering questions and ship arrests. Advises domestic and international cargo owners and freight forwarders, and also acts for financial institutions, insurance and leasing companies.

Strengths The team impresses one client with its "dynamic communication, and quite fast solutions with many options."

Another source emphasises the lawyers' experience, which "allows them to use best legal practices."

Work highlights Represented freight forwarding company Delos in a dispute against the agent CMCGM regarding unauthorised sale of cargo.

Advised Moscow River Shipping Company on ship construction matters.

Significant Clients Volga Dream, North-West, Far Eastern Tanker Company, Defa Fishing, SPG Gorskaya.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Kirill Maslov is a key client contact.

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Lex Navicus Concordia - Transportation Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Konstantin Krasnokutskiy
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Appearing in the ranking for the first time, this developing boutique shipping firm has earned support and recognition from market sources. Advises well-known international and domestic shipowners, as well as logistics and insurance companies on contentious maritime cases and P&I insurance-related issues. Popular choice for international firms on Russian law aspects of cross-border disputes.

Strengths Interviewees recognise the firm's business-friendly approach and praise its responsiveness and focus on problem solving.

Work highlights Assisted Sovcomflot with a dispute in a Dutch court in relation to a collision of two oil tankers in Russian waters.

Advised Sovcomflot on a case related to a collision of the icebreaker 'Varandey' and the client's tanker 'Kapitan Gotsky', involving assistance with investigations by the Russian authorities and negotiations with the insurer.

Significant Clients Monjasa, Glory Wealth Shipping, Rajah & Tann, Khatanga Seaport, Pola Maritime, Skuld.

Notable practitioners

Konstantin Krasnokutskiy is a key contact for clients.

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