The history of the firm dates back to 1994, when several young lawyers united under the leadership of experienced and ambitious legal scholar Oleg Kutateladze. Thus, there was a creation of one of the first law firms in Odesa that provide legal support for business and legal assistance to individuals. It was difficult and interesting time of the formation of the new Ukrainian legislation. New requirements of the incipient business allowed young and active lawyers to quickly master new directions of legal practice. The legislation has changed with time, so have the demands to the lawyers, and it became necessary to reconsider the structure of the firm and the organisation of work with clients. Thus, in 2004 the firm was reorganised into a partnership and was entitled as Law Firm “Jurline”. Today there are 5 partners in the firm who provide the development of the main practice areas together with the counsels, senior associates, associates and trainees of the firm.
Jurline focuses on provision of legal services in the south of Ukraine. The regional status of the firm does not limit the capabilities of our clients, should the legal assistance be required outside the region. The experience and qualification of our lawyers, as well as the cooperation agreements with Ukrainian and foreign legal firms, allow us to provide our clients with the required range of legal services at high standard.
Our lawyers have international experience that gives us understanding of the necessities of our clients. Some of our colleagues are lecturers of the leading universities in Odesa, own scientific degrees and academic ranks, regularly participate in professional conferences, and take part in drafting of legal advices for the highest judicial institutions of Ukraine.
Jurline is regularly ranked in the “50 leading law firms of Ukraine”, and in 2015 it was considered as the best law firm in the south of Ukraine according to “Legal Practice” newspaper. The reference book “Ukrainian Law Firms 2018: A Handbook for Foreign Clients” recommend Law Firm “Jurline” to foreign clients in the practices of “Agribusiness”, “Antitrust Law”, “Corporate Law / M&A”, “Infrastructure”, “Telecommunications and Media”, “Dispute Resolution”, “Real Estate, Construction, Land”, “Tax and transfer pricing”, as well as “Transport”. Lawyers of the company repeatedly became nominees of various professional ratings.
Since 2015, Law Firm “Jurline” receives annual recommendations from the Legal 500 international ranking, and is also noted by Chambers&Partners ranking. In 2018, according to the rating results The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 Law firm “Jurline” was recommended in Dispute Resolution practice, and firm’s partners, Vladimir Zubar and Vitaliy Cherkes, were distinguished as excellent lawyers. Jurline is also recommended by Legal Quarterly issue of KyivPost.
In its activities, Law Firm “Jurline” is guided by generally accepted international standards and rules of attorney ethics: professionalism and consistently high quality of services, priority of client interests and understanding of the specifics of its industry, confidentiality, and a bona fide approach to fulfilling its obligations.