BLACK SEA INSTITUTE

OF MARITIME&TRADE LAW

    ABOUT

    Black Sea Institute of Maritime and Trade law is an independent non-government organization that supports development of Maritime and Trade Law in the Black Sea region for the benefit of Black Sea countries 

    OUR GOALS

    DEVELOPMENT

    of the legal culture of business communities in the Black Sea region for mutual prosperity and conducting of the fair business

    REPRESENTING

    the interests of members of the Institute in international projects aimed in developing a legal culture of doing business

    SUPPORT

    and holding events (online and offline) for the development of the legal culture of professionals in the shipping and international trade industries

    MEMBERS

    • FOUNDER, NIKOLAI MELNYKOV
      FOUNDER, NIKOLAI MELNYKOV
      Nikolai is a partner at Black Sea law firm Interlegal, member of The Nautical Institute of Ukraine, Ukrainian Bar Association in Odessa Region, supporting member at London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA). From 2016 Nikolay is Ukrainian Maritime Arbitration Commission recommended arbitrator.
    • CHARTERED ARBITRATOR, RICHARD FAINT
      CHARTERED ARBITRATOR, RICHARD FAINT
      Richard is a partner at Charter Wise, an expert in solving all sort of problems related to Shipping & Trading. Can also provide in- house training for staff. As an individual Richard also sits as an Arbitrator for GAFTA, FOSFA (and other trades) arbitrations and Maritime disputes - including disputes under LMAA terms, in London and Paris.
    • FOUNDER, ARTHUR NITSEVYCH
      FOUNDER, ARTHUR NITSEVYCH
      Arthur is a partner at Black Sea law firm Interlegal, supporting member at LMAA, IBA , The Nautical Institute of the United Kingdom, EMLO, SCMA, Member of the Nautical Institute of Ukraine. Chairman of the Maritime and Transport Law Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association in Odessa Region

    PUBLICATIONS

    Black Sea Synergy

    The EU supports regional development in South-East Europe with its Black Sea Synergy initiative. By encouraging cooperation between the countries surrounding the Black Sea, the synergy offers a flexible forum for developing practical region-wide solutions to address regional and global challenges. A BOTTOM-UP APPROACH TO PROJECT DEVELOPMENT Launched in 2007, the Black Sea Synergy encourages a bottom-up approach to project development, identifying and supporting the […]

    Warehouse Receipts gets its Model Law – UNCITRAL/UNIDROIT

    On 26th June 2024, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted the UNCITRAL/UNIDROIT Model Law on Warehouse Receipts (MLWR) and its Guide to Enactment.. This milestone was the result of a collaborative effort between UNCITRAL and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and is seen as a significant step towards modernizing and harmonizing the legal framework for warehouse receipts.. […]

    The Black Sea Report (Part 1 NEW). Losses of the Russian Navy in the Black Sea in 2022-2024. Updated database

    As part of the analytical report The situation in the Black Sea during the Russian aggression against Ukraine in 2022-2024, published in June 2024, the Monitoring Group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BlackSeaNews presents an updated database (as of 8 June 2024) of Russian warships, boats, and vessels destroyed or damaged by the Ukrainian Armed Forces since February 2022.  As of 8 June […]

    CONTACT DETAILS

    MAILING ADDRESS

    Odesa, 65014, Ukraine, 1A, Hretska St

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