Our history

Europe Marine Group has a relatively short history but full of achievements and success. Being found originally in 2006 by Mr. Ruslans Verdens as Baltic Marine Broker, it has been able to achieve the recognition among numerous clients, including shipowners, P&I Clubs, bunker supply companies, etc.

In 2015, we decided to change the name of our firm to “Europe Marine Group”, particularly in order to reflect the expansion of our services in Europe.

From the very beginning Europe Marine Group has offered professional marine insurance services and claims management services, legal assistance for ship owners, managers and operators, cargo owners, crewing companies, charters, shipbuilders and other companies.

By having involved in complicated and sophisticated cases and projects, Europe Marine Group had provided exceptional service to clients for almost 15 years. We have become a European law firm that is specialized exclusively in the recovery of bunkering debts by succeeding in a number of international arbitration disputes.

Since then, we have been able to succeed in number of arbitration cases, including one against O.W. Bunker Malta.

Europe Marine Group is pleased to announce that one of its attorneys, Aybek Akhmedov, has been appointed an arbitrator at the world’s leading arbitration centers, such as KLRCA in Malaysia and RAA in Russia. Mr. Akhmedov is also a member of the Working Group on Reforming Lex Maritima at CMI.

Our Team

Ruslans Verdens

Insurance broker

Received Master of Science degree in Latvian Univercity and Engineer degree in Latvian Maritime Academy. Certified insurance broker.

Ruslans has more than 13 years of professional insurance practice. He started his career in BTA Insurance company as vessels and cargo underwriter. Later he bacame director of the marine insurance department and was responsible for the insurance of H&M and P&I risks of merchant vessels, international cargo shipments, railway insurance, ship brokers liability insurance etc. At that time BTA was the biggest marine risks insurer in the Baltic states.

In 2015 Ruslans registered and licenced insurance brokerage company Europe Marine Group Ltd in Latvia.

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.

Olga Uspenska

Insurance broker assistant

In 2016 Olga continues studying at ISMA University on insurance course.

Ogla has a four-year-experience in insurance brokerage company. Experienced in vehicules insurance, knowledgable in property, travel, health and other types of insurance.

In 2016 Olga joined Europe Marine Group team.

Our Partners

Partners of Europe Marine Group – insurance companies from Latvia, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain and other countries, maritime lawyers from Great Britain, Germany, France, Estonia and UK, as well as insurance brokers, through whom we place complex risks.

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