Mr Sukachev is the senior partner at Black Sea Law Company and head of the company’s shipping practice department, practising in maritime law, particularly related to ship arrest and release, seafarers’ rights, insurance, and assisting Ukrainian and international clients such as shipowners, ship-repair factories and shipyards, seafarers, insurance companies, banks and other parties of maritime business. He has extensive litigation experience before Ukrainian courts in ship arrest and release cases. Mr Sukachev worked in the Commercial Court of Appeal of the Odessa region for about seven years, while also acting as head of the Trade Union of the Commercial Court of Appeal of the Odessa region. In 2011, he was appointed as head of G.A.S. Law Firm and in 2013, he became a senior partner at Black Sea Law Company.

Mr Sukachev is the attorney-at-law and a board member of the Ukrainian Maritime Bar Association (UMBA) and represents Ukraine on the Comité Maritime International (CMI). He is also a board member of the Odessa regional branch of the Ukrainian Bar Association, and a member of the International Bar Association and Odessa Bar Association. Mr Sukachev has been a delegate for the UMBA at the CMI annual meetings, seminars and conferences since 2014; one of them was the Assembly, which was held in New York in 2016 to bring into force the York Antwerp Rules.

Mr Sukachev takes part in analysing and developing the international and Ukrainian legal acts mentioned with the aim of protecting the underwater archaeology heritage. Mr Sukachev graduated from the faculty of law of Odessa National Maritime Academy (LLB) and the faculty of administrative law of Odessa National Law Academy – High School of Judgment (LLM).