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The Team

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Ilona Avramenko joined Bargate Murray as a Superyacht and Aviation Associate in October 2016. She focuses on advising UHNW individuals, companies, family offices and banks on various yachting and aviation matters, particularly within the executive jet sector.

Ilona has over ten years experience in the maritime industry having both worked in a shipping company and a private equity fund.

She grew up in both Canada and Ukraine and maintains strong ties to the Black Sea region.

Examples of Ilona’s work include:

  • Sale and purchase, construction, registration and VAT/importation of yachts
  • Sale and purchase of corporate aircraft including financing, registration and VAT/importation
  • Construction of new aircraft
  • More generally, advising clients on a wide range of commercial documents including share acquisition agreements, business and asset sale and purchase agreements, share transfer agreements, guarantees and security agreements
  • Advising companies and banks on the sale and purchase, mortgage registration and enforcement of security documents
  • Advising on various contractual matters both contentious and non-contentious including aircraft repossession

Ilona assisted in the founding of Black Sea Shipowners’ Club which is a non-profit organisation established by the major ship owners in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey with the aim of protecting and promoting ship owners’ interests.