Danil is a Senior Associate and a head of Fortior’s Kyiv office. Prior to joining Fortior, he worked for top-tier Ukrainian shipping law firms. Danil specialises in international trade, shipping and arbitration. For over seven years he has been advising oil and grain traders, shipowners, container lines, port agents and freight forwarders.
His experience covers claims handling of disputes under GAFTA and FOSFA pro formas, charterparties and bills of lading. This includes disputes related to non-payment and non-delivery of goods and quality and shortage claims, as well as vessel detention, recovery of demurrage, dispatch, freight, and other sums due.
He also regularly acts on behalf of the parties in international arbitration. In 2019, GAFTA and FOSFA arbitration cases led by Danil were mentioned by The Legal 500 ranking. In 2020, Danil was recommended by Legal 500 in Dispute Resolution and International Trade and gained many positive reviews from his clients. Danil was described as a “significant industry expert in maritime law and international trade” and “responsible and customer-oriented manager”, who “is available 24/7 and always gives clear and specific recommendations.” The clients also said:
“Danil’s extensive experience in dispute resolution, combined with his excellent knowledge of English contractual law, makes him an invaluable adviser.”
“What I value the most is that he always made sure that he was available for me and aware of the smallest developments in proceedings. I knew he was in control of the situation and this made me confident in success – and I was right.”
Danil is admitted to the bar in Ukraine. He is also an arbitrator of the Caspian Arbitration Society.