Water transport infrastructure in Ukraine is represented by thirteen operating seaports located in the north of the Black Sea and Azov Sea and three navigable rivers, which are amongst the TOP-5 largest rivers in Europe. At present, water transport infrastructure is mainly used for cargo export and domestic transportation. But overall, Ukraine’s favorable geographical location creates all the necessary preconditions for the development of international transit corridors.
The completed water transport reforms are primarily aimed at changing the administration system and attracting private investment. In particular, the Seaport Development Strategy envisages the introduction of a landlord port management model and the promotion of concessions as the most optimal investment mechanism.
Constant involvement of our lawyers in the current industry processes allows us to assess innovations in the relevant legislation at the expert level, as well as to participate in the preparation of amendments to industry-specific laws and regulations. We are the main developers of several draft laws and regulations on port issues.
We constantly monitor sectoral legislation, participate in discussions with the leading market participants on the most significant challenges, such as tariff setting, development of port railway infrastructure, simplification of construction conditions and reconstruction of hydraulic infrastructure facilities.
Our experience allows us to accompany investment projects on the development of strategic port infrastructure and terminal superstructure at the highest possible level.