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Pavlo practises in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters in the shipping, international trade and energy & offshore sectors.

On the contentious side, Pavlo deals with charterparty/bill of lading disputes, ship arrests, shipbuilding disputes, ship sale and purchase disputes and casualty work.  Pavlo has represented owners of vessels and other parties in the shipping and offshore sectors in relation to several recent maritime casualties within the Middle East region. 

In addition, Pavlo advises clients on commercial and transactional matters including the drafting of charterparties, contracts related to offshore services, contracts of affreightment, sale of goods contracts, vessel sale and purchase transactions and shipbuilding contracts. Pavlo has particular experience of advising on contracts for the shipment, handling and transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas.

Pavlo regularly speaks at seminars on topics relevant to the shipping, international trade and energy & offshore sectors.

Recent case examples include:

  1. Assisting shipowner and their insurers in relation to a significant collision that occurred in Jebel Ali Port, UAE.
  2. Representing shipowner in arbitration proceedings in relation to termination of shipbuilding contracts, worth approximately US$35 million.
  3. Acting for shipowner in connection with their purchase of some of the largest and greenest containership newbuildings worth in the region of US$2 billion.
  4. Advising charterer in relation to a long term time charter party and LNG storage and regasification agreement, with a contract value of approximately US$450m. 
  5. Assisting shipowner in relation to the purchase and delivery of 20 vessels as part of the largest company merger in the history of Saudi Arabia.

Shipping, Commercial Disputes, Trade, Offshore Services

September 2008

Education (University):
BPP Law School, London

French (competent written and spoken), Russian (basic written and spoken)