Historically, maritime law constitutes a large portion of our practice and traces back to the very early days of AstapovLawyers. At present, the firm’s Maritime and Transportation Practice is moving in pace with the industry, which is growing in Ukraine and the Russian Federation as freight rates reach record heights. This is especially true in commodities-related transportation.
Our M&T professionals are experienced in all aspects of maritime law, including cargo loss, salvage, insurance coverage, purchase and sale of vessels, collective bargaining agreements, charter parties, long shore actions, personal injury, collision, B.U.I., dry and wet shipping litigations.
AstapovLawyers team advises and litigates on the issues of charter parties, bills of lading, lay time and demurrage/detention, CMR/CIM Contracts, maritime insurance and other transportation insurance, loss/damage in transit.
We mostly represent cargo interests, but have considerable experience in representing ship owners as well. We are also familiar with the laws of freight-forwarding and the legal issues freight-forwarders face. This includes all types of FIATA documents: FCR, FCT, FBL (including amended FBL) and FWB.
Maritime insurance is a separate portion of our practice, which is rapidly growing above the market pace. We represent P&I Clubs and insurance companies in a number of ground-breaking litigations in the industry.
AstapovLawyers is focused on delivering technical excellence and outstanding client service and committed to exceed clients' expectations and tailor all advice to their needs.