Inna Makarova

Inna Makarova
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Inna Makarova

Partner, Attorney at law, Head of Maritime and Customs Practice

Inna Makarova is a Partner of the Law Firm “GRATA International Rostov-on-Don” and Head of Maritime and Customs Practices.

She has been practicing law since 2000.

 Inna Makarova has a wide experience in the legal support of disputes in foreign courts and arbitrations, consulting and assistance in negotiations with the law enforcement authorities and other state bodies, legal support of vessels’ purchase and sale transactions, registration of vessels.

Inna Makarova also represents the companies of exporters and shipping companies in disputes with the customs and other administrative authorities, she has experience in legal opinion preparation for arbitrators of foreign arbitrations under the Russian law, Inna advises and provides legal opinions on maritime and foreign trade law.


  • Maritime practice, Customs practice

Industry Sectors:

  • Transport


  • The Legal 500, Leading individual (2016, 2017)


  • 1999, (Hons) Moscow Institute for the Protection of Entrepreneurs
  • Lloyd's Maritime Academy, London, Certificate in Ship Arrest.


  • Russian
  • English
  • Legal support of transactions with participation of Russian and foreign shipping companies for the sale of sea vessels and river-marine vessels, floating objects, registration of transactions and rights on them in Russian and foreign registries, the registration of encumbrances in the register of ships.
  • All-in-one legal support of activities of the international Agency company in all Russian ports.
  • Protection of interests of the international survey company from claims of customers for the compensation of damage under international contracts.
  • Protection of the interests of the ship owner in administrative cases, commenced by the customs and border guard authorities.
  • Support of legal disputes of foreign and Russian ship owners, cargo owners with the customs authorities.
  • Support of the legal dispute (in cooperation with a foreign law firm) between foreign and Russian companies (ship owners, charterers, cargo owners, exporters) in foreign courts and arbitrations.
  • Provision of the lawsuits that were filed in foreign courts and arbitrations via the Russian arbitration courts.
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards with the foreclosure of the debtor's property and with the enforcement process.
  • Representation of the international company that imports goods to Russia in disputes with the customs (correction of the customs value, classification of goods, an administrative offenses).
  • Representation of foreign and Russian companies in Russian arbitration courts in disputes related to breaching of foreign economic contracts.
  • Maritime arrest of the vessel, the foreclosure of the vessel, the realization and registration of the ship purchased at the auction.
  • Advisory work for the foreign Bank, assistance in the evidence gathering, preparation of legal opinions on the issues of the scrap metal export and Russian companies’ fraud against foreign banks.
  • Preparation of legal opinions for arbitrators of foreign arbitration courts under the Russian law.

Membership in the following organizations:

  • Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association.
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Pravo-300, 2024

Inna Makarova GRATA International, Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Head of Maritime Practice PARTNERS AND PRACTICE MANAGERS: MARINE LAW

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Kommersant 2022


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GRATA International in the rating "Leaders of the Russian Legal Services Market 2024" by Kommersant publishing house

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Dispute resolution support in CIS and Eastern Europe

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GRATA Beijing and Rostov-on-Don participated in a practical seminar of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Rostov region


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The Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 81 of March 1, 2022 came into force "On additional temporary economic measures to ensure the financial stability of the Russian Federation"

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Patent holders from non-friendly countries will not be compensated

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Enforcement Proceedings in Russia: Rostov-On-Don