According to Ukrainian Law Firms 2017, AGA Partners became the No. 1 firm in the practice of International Trade (Commodities).
Our partners are recognized as the best in Ukraine - Aminat Suleymanova and Ivan Kasyunyuk took 1st and 3rd place respectively.
In addition, Partners at AGA Partners are among the best in such practices as:
are among the best in practices of:
- International arbitration
- Maritime and Aviation Law
We thank our clients, colleagues and editorial staff for their high appraisal of our work!
The Best Lawyers International, one of the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, has included our partners in the top-list of the best lawyers:
Aminat Suleymanova is noted in Arbitration/Mediation and International Arbitration Practices;
Ivan Kasynyuk is recognized in Arbitration and Mediation.
Irina Moroz, is noted in the practice of the International Arbitration.
Dear colleagues and experts, we thank you for such a complimentary assessment of our achievements.
$8.5 million - this was the amount of the Dutch company’s claim to our client. The subject matter of the dispute was the allegedly improper quality of the delivered agricultural products.
To the joy of our clients, a large Ukrainian agricultural holding, the arbitrators refused the claim in full. The last nail was the recognition of all counter claims of our client and compensation for legal and expert expenses.
Irina Moroz, Partner at AGA Partners, reveals the main ingredients of the victory:
“Everything is quite simple. Study 7 volumes of the complainant’s claims. Pore over the EU directives for a long time. Look for gaps and weaknesses in claims.
Apply the English law doctrines of satisfactory quality, fitness for purposes, quality final, etc. Add a dozen of expert opinions.
Cook it for 3 years, let it brew, add arguments to taste.
And, voilà, the FOSFA tribunal meets our claim in the first instance.
The case concerned a dispute as to whether there was a contract. The main goal was to prove the existence of a contract, as during a long negotiation and discussion, the market price for goods fell, and the defendant refused to sign the contract. Under the framework of English law, a contract can be regarded as concluded without the signatures of the parties, if they have formally agreed on the main provisions.
The Tribunal confirmed the conclusion of the contract, despite the absence of the parties’ signatures, and fully satisfied our client's claim for $1 million of default losses. The award was executed by the defendant by signing a settlement agreement.
The course participants received a comprehensive overview of the specifics of commodity supplies by sea, rights and obligations of the parties in standard contract forms, and grain trade based on the GAFTA rules.
We thank all the participants who devoted these hot May days to intensive training and look forward to seeing you at future events!
Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner at AGA Partners, has become the Best Family Lawyer in 2017 according to Legal Award. Ms. Suleymanova was also named among the best lawyers in international business structuring.
Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner at AGA Partners, is among the TOP-5 of the best lawyers in the field of arbitration. In addition, AGA Partners has entered the TOP-5 of the best firms in three spheres at once: in arbitration practice, agribusiness, and international trade.
We thank our colleagues and the Legal Practice for the evaluation, and our clients for their trust.
Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner at AGA Partners, was included in TOP-100 best lawyers in Ukraine, according to research by Legal Journal "Choice of the Client. Top 100 Best Lawyers in Ukraine – 2017."
Besides, Aminat Suleymanova was noted among the leaders in agricultural and land law practices, international law / foreign economic activity, and family law. And Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner at AGA Partners, became one of the leaders in agrarian and land law practice.
We thank our clients and colleagues for their invaluable support and congratulate research participants with excellent results!
Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner at AGA Partners, spoke at the Agrarian Forum of Ukrainian Advocates’ Association on Legal Issues, where she told about the specifics of international commercial arbitration for agribusiness and how the knowledge of the English arbitration process helps in trade and dispute resolution in London.
Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner at AGA Partners, was the moderator of the session "Export of agricultural products: new opportunities or old problems? Trends in the development of legislation on the food and processing industry."
Agrarian Forum of on Legal Issues, held by Ukrainian Advocates’ Association, has become a platform for discussion of urgent and acute problems of agribusiness and legislative support for agrarian reform.
It is commonly known that there are two main legal rankings the market looks up to: Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. And we can only rejoice that AGA Partners has once again become one of the leaders in the practice of international arbitration in both of these ratings.
At the same time, Chambers and Partners improved our position in ranking, especially noting our specialist focus and client-oriented approach among our strengths.
The Legal 500, in turn, has described AGA Partners in such a way:
"AGA Partners' team always performs at a high level, notably in commodities-related arbitrations. Aminat Suleymanova, Irina Moroz and Ivan Kasynyuk have deep knowledge of international legislation."
We are very grateful to our clients and colleagues for their contributions to the research and their invaluable support. Such a tangible growth inspires our team to follow the planned path of development!
We also congratulate our colleagues on the market with excellent results in Chambers Europe 2017 and Legal 500 EMEA 2017.
The aim of the project is to contribute to the development and legal protection of sports in Ukraine.
How? By providing free (pro bono) legal advice on contractual, employment, transfer relationships, disciplinary matters and any other legal issues that arise in the course of sports activities.
This project is for: athletes, sports teams, and sports federations.
How to contact? Detailed information can be found on the website www.legalaidsportukraine.com or please contact the project coordinator Dmitry Koval, Board Member of the UBA Committee on Sport Law, Associate at AGA Partners, by tel. +38 (044) 237-79-33 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner at AGA Partners, spoke in the international panel of the II Business Protection Forum, talking about the creativity in the legal profession and into what late appeal to a lawyer could turn.
II Business Protection Forum, organized by Legal Practice newspaper, is a discussion platform for representatives of business, the legal market, authorities, judicial and law enforcement systems.
You can watch video record of the discussion here.
AGA Partners and INTL FCStone have held Hedging Strategies to Protect Price Risk and GAFTA Contracts course in the framework of XIV International Conference “Black Sea Grain-2017”.
Participants of the workshop learned about hedging in agribusiness, strategies commercial firms can use to protect their price risk, and about crucial issues related to the execution of GAFTA contracts.
We have provided a detailed analysis of the most common mistakes of the parties, the consequences of non-fulfillment of the contract, as well as dispute resolution, considering peculiarities of trade in Black Sea region market.
Irina Moroz, Partner at AGA Partners, has participated as speaker at the round table "Realization of the person’s reproductive rights in Ukraine and the U.S. Supplementary motherhood", held by the UBA Committee on Medical Law. Irina told about the actual challenges of reproductive treatment of foreigners in Ukraine.
During the event, the participants discussed the legal regulation of the assisted reproductive technologies and ways to solve problems in this field.
We thank all colleagues and guests for their time and contribution to the discussion. And we will be happy to see you at our future events!
More information about the event: http://uba.ua/ukr/events/2278/
Contributing to the rule-of-law state, we present our new project – The Lawyers (Zakonnyky) TV show, in which AGA Partners team will discuss the most frequently occurring legal issues that we face in everyday life.
In each program we review solutions to complicated situations and recommend the best ways to protect interests.
The first issue focuses on the division of property. We will tell what property and how you can divide in case of divorce, and what cannot be divided.
Watch the rest of the series and other videos with our participation on AGA Partners' youtube channel.
Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner at AGA Partners, has spoken at the conference Middle East Grain Congress 2017, Dubia. He told the audience about the legal aspects of grain trade and quality issues.
During the event, more than 160 participants from 24 countries, discussed the current trends in the world grain market and prospects of its development in the new season, the twists and turns of world trade in grains and pulses.
We thank APK-Inform for the excellent organization of the event!
How to turn termination of contract into $10.5 mln?
AGA Partners team, represented by Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner, and Associates – Dmitry Koval and Iurii Gulevatyi, has won in FOSFA International Arbitration. The case concerned the byuer’s termination of the contact for the supply of soybeans to the Russian Federation, due to restrictions on the import of agricultural products from Ukraine.
Thanks to a strong legal position and correct line of reasoning, the arbitral Tribunal has fully satisfied our client's claim for USD 10.5 million default losses.