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#1 in international trade – Ukrainian law firms 2017
"Always performs at a high level, notably in commodities-related arbitrations" – Legal 500
"Very experienced in numerous disputes in the sphere of international trade in commodities" – Chambers and Partners
USD 26,5 bln – advising on the biggest ever commodity supply deal involving Ukraine
USD 1 bln won for our clients
90% case success rate in 10 years of practice
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Does truth spring from argument?

We decided to test this statement in practice, and the II Annual Conference of Agrarian Lawyers organized by ProAgro Information Company has become the platform for such a serious experiment.

Does truth spring from argument?

We decided to test this statement in practice, and the II Annual Conference of Agrarian Lawyers organized by ProAgro Information Company has become the platform for such a serious experiment.

Participants were given a unique opportunity to hear how some of Ukraine's best lawyers in the field of foreign economic activity, instead of usual speeches, analyzed several of the most important issues that Ukrainian companies exporting agrarian products face in their practice.

Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner at AGA Partners, acted as moderator of the panel discussion on foreign economic issues.

Irina Moroz, Partner at AGA Partners, in her speech told about the actions of the authorities and third parties in Ukraine that can affect the execution of the trade contract, the incorporation of EU quality standards in contracts and the existing risks for Ukrainian sellers.

We thank ProAgro Information Company for the excellent organization of the event!

20.10.17
Interim relief in aid of arbitration: peculiarities of application

Iurii Gulevatyi, Associate at AGA Partners, acted as a moderator and speaker of the UBA Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution meeting, dedicated to the specifics of the application of interim measures in international arbitration.

Iurii Gulevatyi, Associate at AGA Partners, acted as a moderator and speaker of the UBA Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution meeting, dedicated to the specifics of the application of interim measures in international arbitration.

During the event, the participants discussed the criteria for the successful application of interim relief, as well as the recognition and enforcement of decisions of Emergency Arbitrators against sovereigns in investment arbitration proceedings.

We thank all colleagues and guests for their time and contribution to the discussion!

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Юрій Гулеватий на засіданні АПУ

10.10.17
How to find a "green" corridor for child relocation for a permanent residence abroad?

Relocation of a child abroad is often a massive problem for parents. This issue was carefully considered by the participants of the meeting of the UBA Committee of civil, family and inheritance law.

Relocation of a child abroad is often a massive problem for parents. This issue was carefully considered by the participants of the meeting of the UBA Committee on civil, family and inheritance law.

Irina Moroz acted as a speaker and moderator of the discussion, during which the participants talked over the changes in judicial practice in determining the place of the child residence, the specifics of issuing a permit for the temporary relocation of the child abroad, the role of guardianship authorities in cases of the child's departure abroad.

We thank all colleagues and guests for their time and contribution to the discussion!

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Ірина Мороз Комітет АПУ з цивільного, сімейного та спадкового права

03.10.17
Chaos or dictatorship?

The VI Judicial Forum of the Ukrainian Bar Association, the participants of which considered judicial reform and foreign experience, was recently held in Kiev. Partners of AGA Partners took an active part in the discussion.

The VI Judicial Forum of the Ukrainian Bar Association, the participants of which considered judicial reform and foreign experience, was recently held in Kiev. Partners of AGA Partners took an active part in the discussion.

Aminat Suleymanova, described mediation as a worthy and less traumatic way for the parties to resolve family disputes, using the examples and illustrating her speech by the video that caused the resonance of the participants.

Ivan Kasynyuk shared his longstanding experience in English law, telling about the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration, which can become a good alternative to the formal process.

IV Судовий форум АПУ

VI Судовий форум АПУ

29.09.17
As part of the sports arbitration practice, we will provide the federation with assistance in a wide range of legal issues that arise in the course of its activities. AGA Partners, as a legal partner, will represent the interests of the federation, as well as advise on settling disputes.

As part of the sports arbitration practice, we will provide the federation with assistance in a wide range of legal issues that arise in the course of its activities. AGA Partners, as a legal partner, will represent the interests of the federation, as well as advise on settling disputes.

The objectives of this agreement are the support of Ukrainian sport and fruitful cooperation for both parties.

21.08.17
How to trade under the new conditions for conducting international business activity?

Undoubtedly, trade in agrarian products has its own distinct features. Considering the growth of export volumes of Ukrainian agricultural products, more attention should be paid to the rules of the game on the international markets.

How to trade under the new conditions for conducting international business activity?

Undoubtedly, trade in agrarian products has its own distinct features. There is a need for different approaches than in consumer markets, but the goal is the same: to get the maximum profit. Considering the growth of export volumes of Ukrainian agricultural products, more attention should be paid to the rules of the game on the international markets.

Aminat Suleymanova, managing partner of AGA Partners, in her speech at the 2nd Marketing of Agrarian Products Conference, which took place on 18.08.17 in Kyiv, described the advantages and risks of working in the European and world markets and described how to use international law to protect your business-interests.

The video of the speech can be found by following the link.

We thank ProAgro Information Company for the excellent organization of the event!

Aminat Suleymanova ProAgro Conference

20.08.17
According to Ukrainian Law Firms 2017, AGA Partners became the No. 1 firm in the practice of International Trade (Commodities).

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:

- Agribusiness

- International arbitration

- Maritime and Aviation Law

We thank our clients, colleagues and editorial staff for their high appraisal of our work!

03.07.17
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.

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.

30.06.17
AGA Partners’ team successfully defends client’s interests in FOSFA arbitration.

$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.

AGA Partners’ team successfully defends client’s interests in FOSFA arbitration.

$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.

26.06.17
Irina Moroz, Partner, and Dmitry Koval, Associate at AGA Partners, have successfully represented client’s interests in GAFTA Appeal.

Irina Moroz, Partner, and Dmitry Koval, Associate at AGA Partners, have successfully represented client’s interests in GAFTA Appeal.

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.

07.06.17
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.

AGA Partners and Gafta: The Grain and Feed Trade Association held a two-day Commodity Shipping course in Odessa.


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!

24.05.17
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.

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.

18.05.17
Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner at AGA Partners, was included in TOP-100 best lawyers in Ukraine, according to research by Юридична газета "Choice of the Client. Top 100 Best Lawyers in Ukraine – 2017."

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!

21.04.17
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.

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.

20.04.17
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.

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.

12.04.17
Legal Aid to Sport in Ukraine is a new social project of the UBA Committee on Sports Law, created with the support of AGA Partners.

The aim of the project is to contribute to the development and legal protection of sports in Ukraine.

Legal Aid to Sport in Ukraine is a new social project of the UBA Committee on Sports Law, created with the support of AGA Partners.

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: koval@agalawyers.org.

10.04.17