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 have 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. Many of our colleagues are the 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 listed in the “Top 50 of the leading law firms of Ukraine” and is considered as one of the best law firms in the south of Ukraine according to “Legal Practice” newspaper.
Law Firm “Jurline” is also recommended to foreign clients by the Handbook “Ukrainian Law Firms 2014” in such categories as “Dispute Resolution”, “Economic crimes”, “International Arbitration” and “Taxation”. The lawyers of the firm continually become the nominees of various professional ratings.
In 2016 the Law Firm “Jurline” was ranked in the International Law Firm Ranking – The Legal 500 and marked in the international ranking Chambers&Partners.
In 2018, according to the ranking The Legal 500 ЕМЕА 2018 Law Firm “Jurline” was recomended in the Dispute Resolution practice, and firm’s partners Volodymy Zubar and Vitaliy Cherkes were mentioned as excelletnt lawyers.