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Europe Guide

Transportation: Shipping — Russia


Jurinflot International Law Office - Transportation

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for Dominant in the shipping market, this long-established and experienced Moscow-based team assists a significant client base of shipping companies with shipping disputes, chartering, ship purchases and arrests. 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 Ermolyaev are key contacts for clients.

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Inmarine St Petersburg Law Offices - Transportation

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

What the team is known for St Petersburg-based boutique maritime firm, assisting with broad issues, 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 firms and leasing companies. Climbs up a tier as a result of its growing reputation in the market.

Strengths One source comments on the progress of Inmarine's reputation, saying: "They have many clients who trust them."

Work highlights Represented BBC Chartering in relation to fleet registration in Russia, as well as licensing issues.

Settled a dispute between Maximar Shipping and Trading and a Russian cargo receiver in relation to payment of demurrage for detention of the MARTYN LATSIS vessel, as well as penalties for delayed payment of freight.

Significant clients SIBUR International, Alfa-Leasing, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, Mediterranean Shipping Company.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Kirill Maslov is a key client contact.

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Remedy Law Firm - Transportation

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

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

Strengths Sources recognise the firm's long-standing reputation in the market: "They have very good experience in shipping cases, starting from the end of the '90s."

Notable practitioners

Andrey Suprunenko is a key client contact.

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Sokolov, Maslov & Partners - Transportation

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Band 2

第二等

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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. Provides services related to river and fishing vessels.

Notable practitioners

Mikhail Sokolov is a key contact for clients.

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Transportation

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alexey Karchiomov
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Newly added to the rankings, this team at a major Russian firm benefits from its overall strength in disputes and is increasingly visible in maritime cases. Advises global container 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 highly satisfied by the lawyers' responsiveness: "I was impressed by them. They are incredibly accurate in their advice, and speed of response is very good."

Sources also point out the team's ability to get the message across to someone unfamiliar with the Russian system: "They were patient and very good at explaining things."

Work highlights Represented Nordic Yards in a case against Baltic Shipyard heard as an international arbitration case in Russia, relating to a contract for building an upper structure on an icebreaker ship.

Advised a global insurance company on an insurance claim related to a cargo ship loss, including a hearing before the Maritime Arbitration Commission in Russia.

Significant clients XPO Logistics, Allianz, Ince & Co., Mediterranean Shipping Company.

Notable practitioners

Alexey Karchiomov is a key contact for clients.

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Stepanov & Aksuk - Transportation

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Inna Makarova
- 1 partner
- 3 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 proceeding elements. Co-operates with partners in the UK, the Mediterranean and the Azov-Black Sea basin on cross-border cases.

Strengths Sources note the firm's commercial approach, saying it demonstrates "flexibility in finding solutions in non-standard situations." Another source points out the team's ability to "quickly get answers."

Work highlights Represented Quadra Commodities in a ship arrest case in Russia which has now been completed.

Significant clients SVS Logistics, Seatron Shipping, Louis Dreyfus Company, Thomas Cooper.

Notable practitioners

Inna Makarova is a key contact for clients.

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