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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.

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.

05.04.17
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”.

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.

04.04.17
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.

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/

Irina Moroz speaks at UBA meeting

20.03.17
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.

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.

28.02.17
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.

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!

25.02.17
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.

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.

08.02.17
Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner at AGA Partners, has participated as speaker in the discussion of the legal aspects of financing in the agricultural sector held by UBA Committee on agricultural law.

Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner at AGA Partners, has participated as speaker in the discussion of the legal aspects of financing in the agricultural sector held by UBA Committee on agricultural law.

It’s worth noting that few banks are willing to lend to the agricultural sector. At the same time, if the company has already collaborated with the creditor bank, it plays a positive role in its evaluation as a contractor, because it shows partner’s reliability.

Also, the participants discussed possible risks during performance of forward contracts and possible ways of their prevention.

To read in more detail please follow the link.

03.02.17
Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner of AGA Partners, speaking in the section «Success Stories - lessons that inspire ..." has told about consistency of chance or how a visit to dry cleaners can change the life.

IV International Forum of Promotion of Legal Services, organized by Legal Practice newspaper, has become an international platform for exchange of experience in promotion of legal business.

Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner of AGA Partners, speaking in the section «Success Stories - lessons that inspire ..." has told about consistency of chance or how a visit to dry cleaners can change the life.

The main message of the speech was formulated as "if you are not satisfied – change something." While you're sitting there, where it is warm and well – nothing will happen, – Ms. Suleymanova said.

13.12.16
Dynamo basketball club has acquired a defender, only this time it is judicial defender.

As part of the sports arbitration practice, we will provide the club 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 club, as well as advise on settling disputes.

As part of the sports arbitration practice, we will provide the club 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 club, as well as advise on settling disputes.

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

01.12.16
Ukrainian Agricultural enterprises successfully manufacture products not only for domestic market but also for export. The use of companies registered outside of Ukraine in the chain of transactions is intended to facilitate trade, to adjust the price, optimize taxes and attract foreign funding. But how to ensure full compliance with the law in this kind of economic transactions, and avoid accusations of trade through offshores?

Ukrainian Agricultural enterprises successfully manufacture products not only for domestic market but also for export. The use of companies registered outside of Ukraine in the chain of transactions  is intended to facilitate trade, to adjust the price, optimize taxes and attract foreign funding. But how to ensure full compliance with the law in this kind of economic transactions, and avoid accusations of trade through offshores?

Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner at AGA Partners, in her speech at the Conference of Agricultural Lawyers, spoke about the tools that allow to make international trade in agricultural products as convenient and profitable as possible, and for what purpose and how you can use foreign jurisdictions for registration of trading companies.

The presentation can be found by following the link.

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

28.10.16
AGA Partners and Ukrainian Bar Association has held a unique international conference "Legal regulation of ART treatment and surrogate motherhood."

AGA Partners and Ukrainian Bar Association has held a unique international conference "Legal regulation of ART treatment and surrogate motherhood."

We are very pleased to receive positive feedback and we hope that this event will become an annual platform for discussing pressing issues of reproductive treatment and the development of the concept of changes, aimed, first and foremost, to protect the rights of the child.

We thank the speakers for excellent presentations and guests for interesting questions!

Also attached is a report about the event

Ирина Мороз

You can see more photos here.

20.10.16
We are pleased to announce that AGA Partner’s team has won the case in GAFTA International International Arbitration (London), where Irina Moroz, Partner, and Dmitry Koval, company’s Associate, represented the interests of the client.

We are pleased to announce that AGA Partners' team has won the case in GAFTA International International Arbitration (London), where Irina Moroz, Partner, and Dmitry Koval, company’s Associate, represented the interests of the client.

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.

Thanks to a strong legal position and correct line of reasoning, the arbitral 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.

05.10.16
Dmitry Koval, Associate at AGA Partners law firm, has been organizer and speaker of the round table of Ukrainian Bar Association Committee on International Law devoted to the problem aspects of trade with the Crimean peninsula and international investment arbitration.

Dmitry Koval, Associate at AGA Partners law firm, has been organizer and speaker of the round table of Ukrainian Bar Association Committee on International Law devoted to the problem aspects of trade with the Crimean peninsula and international investment arbitration.

During the event, the participants discussed the legal status of the peninsula, the real situation with trade in Crimea and the violation of the sanctions regime, as well as asset recovery mechanisms through referral to the International Investment Arbitration, the UN courts and the ECHR.

In particular, Dmitry Koval analyzed the events that took place after the annexation of Crimea and the international community's reaction to these events.

The speakers also touched upon the current investment arbitration processes, namely Ukraine — Russia public disputes and focused on cases under consideration by the European Court of Human Rights.

Andrei Klimenko (project manager of “Maidan of Foreign Affairs”, BSNews chief editor), Yuriy Dobosh (Associate at Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm) and Luis Gonzalez Garcia (barrister and an expert on international investment arbitration) were also among the speakers of the event.

We offer those who could not attend the meeting but are interested in international trade with the Crimean Peninsula to read articles, dedicated to the topic:

30.09.16
Being recognized as the best law firm in agribusiness is a milestone for our team. We are happy to become the second best company in Ukraine in the practice of family law.

Being recognized as the best law firm in agribusiness is a milestone for our team. We are happy to become the second best company in Ukraine in the practice of family law.

We are pleased and proud that our work has been rated so highly.

We thank the editors of the Legal Newspaper for undertaking rating research "Market leaders: ranking of Ukrainian law companies". We are also grateful to our clients and partners. Without you reaching these new frontiers would be impossible.

"Market leaders: ranking of Ukrainian law companies" is a new rating research by the Legal Newspaper, the purpose of which is to analyze the market and demonstrate the current state of legal services sphere. Ukrainian law firms acted as respondents to the study.

22.09.16
Partner of AGA Partners law firm Irina Moroz has been moderator and speaker of “Catch me if you can! Or alimony recovery abroad” round table, held under the auspices of UBA Committee on civil, family and inheritance law.

Partner of AGA Partners law firm Irina Moroz has been moderator and speaker of “Catch me if you can! Or alimony recovery abroad” round table, held under the auspices of UBA Committee on civil, family and inheritance law.

Julia Duz, Attorney-at-law at Elena Babich law office; Talina Kravtsova, Attorney-at-law Law, Head of Family Law practice at EPAP Ukraine; Tatiana Riabets, Deputy Chief of Department of International legal assistance in civil matters of Ukrainian Ministry of Justice also shared their experience and knowledge with the audience.

During the event, the participants discussed the legal ways to recover alimony abroad and learned about alternatives available to the applicant in accordance with international conventions.


We thank all our colleagues and guests for their time and contribution to the discussion of the problems of spouses’ property inheritance. And we will be happy to see you at our future events!

Ірина Мороз

 

10.08.16
Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the business entities – exporters of grain signed Memorandum of understanding for 2016/2017 marketing year on July 12.

Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the business entities – exporters of grain signed Memorandum of understanding for 2016/2017 marketing year on July 12.

Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner at AGA Partners, as one of the participants of the Ministry’s working group, was also present at the signing of the document the purpose of which is to stabilize the country’s grain market and ensure the forecasted grain export regime.

Ivan Kasynyuk commented on the event: "We remember the bleak past, when the government introduced restrictions on exports. Agribusiness had been constantly experiencing the risk of certain restrictions on grain exports that directly impacted not only exporters but also the grain market as a whole. In the past few years it has become a good practice to sign such memoranda to determine the boundary of exports volumes.

This practice, on the one hand, ensures food security of the country, and on the other hand, it helps businesses predict future supply under its export contracts. "

13.07.16

AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners Announce Combination

AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners announced that two law firms have agreed to combine effective 9 July 2018. This strategic combination brings together renowned transactional practice of AVELLUM and experienced dispute resolution practice of A.G.A. Partners.