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Transport and Maritime Law


Elena Legashova Elena Legashova
Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law
Ekaterina Dmitrikova Ekaterina Dmitrikova
Counsel, Ph.D.
Irina Veshnyakova Irina Veshnyakova

Advising on maritime and transport law is one of our key practice areas.

We work with all those involved in the shipping industry: agents (freight forwarders, line agents, shipping agents); bunker agents; charterers; ports; financial institutions; shipowners; auxiliary service providers; salvors; and companies that buy and sell goods.

Our lawyers have represented clients’ interests in marine insurance and other disputes in more than 15 foreign jurisdictions and at Russian ports from St. Petersburg to the Far East.

Expertise and legal support in the field of maritime and transport law:

  • disputes relating to bills of lading and charter-parties
  • collisions, groundings, general averages
  • detention, arrest and release of vessels from arrest
  • insurance, including marine insurance and reinsurance policies, and insurance disputes, including third party liability insurance
  • advice on compliance with the International Safety Management Code (ISM)
  • judicial defence of the interests of shipowners, shippers, consignees and other parties involved in merchant shipping at state commercial courts at all levels and in all regions, and international commercial arbitration.


Acting for a Panamanian shipowner in a dispute with a Russian insurer providing voluntary civil liability insurance, in connection with a claim for compensation for damage to cargo transported by the shipowner.


Advice and legal support for a Russian insurance company facing a claim for compensation from a Seychelles shipowner due to the failure of components and units of the insured vessel.


Acting for a major foreign insurance company as a third party in a dispute between a Russian container terminal and a business owner in connection with damage caused to his vessels during loading at the terminal.