Yuriy Sergeyev

Managing Partner, Sergeyevs’ Law Office. Ph.D. in Law, Attorney-at-law, Associate Professor of the National University Odesa Law Academy, Head of the Ukrainian Bar Association Branch in Odesa Region


LLM (summa cum laude), Odesa State University named after I.I. Mechnikov (1996)

Ph.D. in Law, Odesa National Academy of Law (2001)

Certificate in Maritime Law and Shipping Contracts, Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (2016).

Practice Areas:

Maritime Law, Commercial, Corporate, Labor Law.


Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Professional experience:

Yuriy Sergeyev is managing partner of Sergeyevs’ Law Office recognized as one of the leading firms located in Odesa and Southern Ukraine specializing in Maritime Law. As the leader of the team he had built over the years, Yuriy Sergeyev carries out permanent legal support referring to various infrastructure & investment projects; shipowners, representation of ship managers and crewing (manning) full legal support; death and personal injury claims; ship arrest and release; cargo claims, etc.

Hundreds of complex maritime cases, including numerous insurance-related disputes, have been effectively resolved thanks to the 20 years of expertise possessed by Yuriy Sergeyev.

In addition to Maritime Law, Yuriy Sergeyev acts as one of the leading practitioners in commercial, corporate law and labor law. A variety of matters in these areas include dealing with foreign representative offices, branches and enterprises with foreign capital; commercial contracts; foreign investment; taxation issues, etc.

Yuriy Sergeyev’s experience in private practice is enriched and supplemented by his active involvement in educational, public and social projects.

Yuriy Sergeyev is a member of national and international associations, including the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Seafarers’ Rights International (International Centre for Advancing the Legal Protection of Seafarers), Shiparrested (Affiliation of maritime law experts handling the arrest and release of vessels), Ukrainian Bar Association, etc.

Since 2010 Yuriy Sergeyev has been an expert of the International Labour Organization (regarding ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006).

Yuriy Sergeyev is a notable practitioner in