Ilyashev & Partners has opened a new office in Odessa, a port city on the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. The new office will be headed by attorney Sergey Nedelko.
According to Ilyashev & Partners, the new office will specialize on issues related to sea carriage, international trade, and cargo handling in ports.
"Opening an office in Odessa not only gives us an opportunity to provide professional services directly to our current clients in the south of Ukraine," commented lyashev & Partners Managing Partner Mikhail Ilyashev, “but also strengthens a number of key practices of our firm, including maritime law.” According to Ilyashev, the office in Odessa will become an “entry point” for local companies that require legal services in other regions of Ukraine, as well as in Russia and Estonia.
Nedelko has ten years of experience in maritime and transport law. Throughout his career, Nedelko has advised ship-owners, protection and indemnity insurance clubs, crewing, stevedoring, and forwarding companies, ports and terminals, and marine agents, defending their interests in litigation and international arbitration.
“The Odessa region is the largest trading hub of Ukraine,” Nedelko commented. “The region is rapidly growing and attracting investments which ensures a strong and consistent demand for legal services. Having a permanent office in Odessa is an added benefit for the firm’s clientele, allowing the firm to provide legal support of their business in the region quickly and effectively.”
Prior to joining Ilyashev & Partners, Nedelko spent nine years at the ANK Law Firm (under various formulations). He received his LL.M. degree in Civil and Commercial Law from the Odesa National Law Academy in 2010.