04112016-1Interlegal experts held the first autumn master class for higher educational establishments in Odessa on November 2, 2016. This master class was held at the premises of National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” in the framework of the Maritime Law Week.

Olena Ptashenchuk, Interlegal lawyer presented several recent case studies actively supported by the company lawyers, devoted to such hot topics as «Sister Ship Arrest» and «Cargo Shortage in Containers».

The first report touched problems of the vessel’s arrest of the shipowner, as the debtor, but other than the vessel in respect of which the maritime claim initially occurred. The report was based on the provisions of 1952 International Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to the arrest of sea-going ships.

As an example of such step-by-step Sister Ship arrest proceeding in Ukraine, a case from Interlegal practice concerning bunker debt recovery between foreign companies – bunker trader and shipowner was presented. Special attention was drawn to the issue of establishing jurisdiction and actual enforcement of the court ruling on ship arrest.04112016-3

In the second report, Olena Ptashenchuk shared her experience in legal support of container cargo supply on CFR and CIF terms and claims handling with respect to the facts of cargo shortage at destination port. Interlegal expert highlighted peculiarities of drafting transport documentation, risk transfer between the buyer and the seller, scope of container terminal’s and line carrier’s responsibility, insurance interest of the partier and standard terms of fixing the final weight under GAFTA and FOSFA contracts.

In the course of discussion, practical recommendations were given in respect of claim handling upon cargo shortage in containers.

The most active cadets were awarded guidebooks “What impedes the good charterer?” from Interlegal series and were invited to the Open Doors Day at Interlegal.