Our lawyers secured the return of the tank for liquid consignment from the Ukrainian lessee to the Belgian company. The process of the tank’s restitution was complicated by the fact that it was attached to the criminal file as the material evidence.
We initiated through our partners – the Greek law firm the arrest of the vessel in the port of Thessaloniki (Greece) in the security of our client’s maritime claim. After the negotiations the ship owner provided the Greek court with the bank guarantee to secure the claim before the court brings its decision on the merits of the matter. The case is considered on its merits in the Ukrainian courts.
Our client, the British company, which leased 11 tanks for transportation of chemical products by road to the Ukrainian company, asked Maxima Law Office to assist them in the recovery of rent arrears. The statement of claim was filed on behalf of the British lessor the Commercial Court and the latter brought the decision about the debt collection and the termination of the tanks lease agreement. In the result of the effective negotiations with the debtor on the enforcement of the court decision, which were handled by our lawyers, the outstanding balance was repaid in full and the tanks were returned to their owner.
The lawyers of Maxima Law Office worked out the general contract for the repair of vessels in Nikolayev shipbuilding yard "Ocean". Subsequently, the contract was signed by the parties and is currently used for the vessels’ repair works.
Our lawyers represented the interests of the ship-repair company in the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Chamber of Commerce of Ukraine in the case of the vessel’s repair cost recovery from the ship owner. The court awarded the decision in favor of our client and it was executed against the cash which was arrested by our partners - the U.S. law firm on the correspondent account in a bank in New York.