Legal Assistance

Along with services as marine insurance broker, Europe Marine Group also offers to its clients legal services:

  • Advising on matters related to maritime law;

  • Advising on matters related to law of marine insurance;

  • Providing with legal information concerning marine insurance and maritime law;

  • Other types of legal support.

Aibek S. Ahmedov LLM (UEA)

Legal counsel

Received LLM in International Commercial and Business Law in University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 2002.

Aibek has more than 5 years of professional practice in the field of law of international sale of goods, international payments and law of marine insurance. He has extensive list of publication in the field of law of marine insurance, international trade law and other related fields. He also authored first ever specialized book on law of documentary credits in Russian.

We are proud he joined Europe Marine Group and also leads its corporate blog. He offers legal advice in the following fields:

The contract of international sale of goods, including disputes arising from FOB, CIF, CIP and DAP contracts; mixed contracts for goods and services, etc.

Shipping law, including bill of lading and charter disputes, and disputes of any character, arising from shipping trade.

International payments, including documentary credits, bank collections, bank guarantees and advising in the field of currency control.

Advising on issues related to customs regulation, including legal aspects of custom declaration and custom fees in CIS countries.

Selected publications:

  1. A.S. Ahmedov, Documentary credits: Law and practice, Reglament-Media, Moscow, 2012

  2. A.S. Ahmedov, Fraud in documentary credits, Yuridicheskaya rabota v bankovskoy organizacii (Legal studies in banks), № 2 (20), 2009

  3. A.S. Ahmedov, The problem of reimbursement in case of fraud in documentary credit transactions, Microfinance+, №2, 2010

  4. A.S. Ahmedov, Some issues arising in interpretation of oil and gas contracts: conflict of law and contract form, NeftGazPravo (OilGasLaw) №5, 2010

  5. A.S. Ahmedov, On English features of Incoterms: FOB contracts,, 08.06.2012

  6. A.S. Ahmedov, Overview of English case law on subrogation in insurance contracts Yuridicheskaya i pravovaya rabota v strahovanii (Juridical and legal studies in insurance) №1 (21), 2010

  7. A.S. Ahmedov, Restricting the duty of insurance broker towards insured: Case comment to Nicholas G. Jones v. (1) Environcom Ltd. (2) Environcom England Ltd. And MS plc t/a Miles Smith Insurance Brokers (2010), Sbornik o strahovanii (Insurance Reports), №14, 2010

  8. A.S. Ahmedov, Classification of marine risks for the purpose of policy of marine insurance, Yuridicheskaya i pravovaya rabota v strahovanii (Juridical and legal studies in insurance) №2 (26), 2011

  9. A.S. Ahmedov, Excluded risks as a ground for refusing indemnification of insured, Yuridicheskaya i pravovaya rabota v strahovanii (Juridical and legal studies in insurance) №3 (27), 2011

  10. A.S. Ahmedov, The doctrine of seaworthiness in English law, Yuridicheskaya i pravovaya rabota v strahovanii (Juridical and legal studies in insurance) №4 (28), 2011

  11. A.S. Ahmedov, The excluded risks as a ground for refusing insured in payment of coverage, Journal of Marine Insurance 3, 2012

  12. A.S. Ahmedov, Comment to UK Bribery Act 2011, Zakon (Law) №8, 2011



  • Aviation; including aircraft leasing, aircraft finance, contracts and disputes with maintenance providers and other aviation related matters; negotiating maintenance agreements for airframe and engines; regulatory requirements with the DGAC and other aviation law considerations.

  • Shipping; including Bill of Lading and charterparty disputes, pollution, salvage, sale and purchase and disputes of all nature arising in the context of maritime business.

  • Banking; including Letter of Credit and guarantee problems as well as regularly advising a number of banks generally including in employment law and in their regulatory requirements.

  • Advice on tax structures, tax related disputes and certain criminal matters including problems relating to customs and tax authorities.

Penlaw Selarl is mentioned in Legal 500 as one of the leading maritime firms.

Henry Page
Penlaw international law firm
Marine lawyer



Qualified as an English Solicitor in 1977.

Mr Page has more than 25 years practise of marine cases. In 1995 he joined Penningtons Law office in Paris which in 2005 became a separate entity under the name of Penlaw Selarl. His practise now includes:


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