According to the recently published Ukrainian Law Firms 2016, AGA Partners is among the TOP-5 law firms in the practice of Shipping and Maritime Law.
In addition, Partners of the firm were noted among the leaders in such practices:
Aminat Suleymanova – Agribusiness, International Arbitration and International Trade;
Ivan Kasynyuk – Agribusiness, International Arbitration and Shipping and Maritime Law.
We thank our clients, colleagues and the ranking’s editors for the appreciation of our work!
The Best Lawyers International, one of the most respected global research of legal services market, noted Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner of AGA Partners, among the best Ukrainian lawyers in the practices of Arbitration / Mediation and International Arbitration in its 2017 edition.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Currently, marketing has become a buzzword. As a rule, marketing means promotion of the company's products to the end customer, but marketing of agricultural products is of particular interest because it greatly differs from consumer marketing.
The question of what kinds of marketing techniques agribusinesses need to get maximum profit was discussed at the conference "Marketing of agricultural products," which was held in Kiev on 3.06.16.
Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner of AGA Partners law firm, in her speech at the conference talked about safe international trade in agrarian products, and minimizing the reputational and worldview risks.
The thesis of her speech can be found by following the link.
We thank ProAgro Information Company for the excellent organization of the event!
Recently Rotterdam hosted the first international conference VegOils & Meals, devoted to trade in vegetable oils and oilseed meals with a focus on the delivery of these products to the EU from countries of the Black Sea region.
Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner of AGA Partners law firm, spoke at the conference, telling about the problems arising while exporting to the EU and how to resolve disputes under the framework of English law. The speech aroused great interest among the majority of participants of the conference, which gathered more than 150 people representing 90 companies and industry organizations from 24 countries.
Many thanks to APK-Inform for excellent organization of the event!
In the context of the recent Panama Papers scandal, transparency and free access to tax information becomes a global trend that is also of interest to Ukraine.
In this regard, there was a meeting of the UBA Committee on International Law, where Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner, and Alexander Gubin, Associate at AGA Partners were organizers and speakers. Specifics and practical aspects of the introduction of an automatic exchange of information as well as the prospects of Ukraine's participation in the program were discussed during the event.
In particular, Alexander told the audience about the OECD and the Global Forum on transparency and exchange of tax information, the two main organizations that can make AETI a reality.
Pavel Khodakovsky (Arzinger), Tamara Dovgopoliuk (Alfa Bank) and Natalia Ulyanova (ICF Legal Service) were also among the speakers of the event.
We thank all the participants for the interesting discussion!
Managing Partner of AGA Partners law firm Aminat Suleymanova took part in the discussion on the ethical standards of Ukrainian legal market within the ‘Ethical Standards: The Phantom or Reality?’ round table held by Ukrainian Bar Association.
The issues of law firms’ interaction with clients, conflicts of interest, quality and payment for services, the criteria for ethical behavior of consultants and clients and the responsibility for such behavior were brought up for the discussion.
For more details please follow the link - http://uba.ua/ukr/news/4372/
Partner of AGA Partners, Ivan Kasynyuk, was one of the speakers in the session dedicated to Ukrainian companies’ entering international markets. In his speech, Ivan highlighted the issues of international commodity trade within the system of English law.
We thank the organizers for creating a discussion platform for consideration of problematic issues and new challenges in reforming the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine.
Legal 500 described our company in such way: “AGA Partners Law Firm’s ‘attention to detail, response times and value are outstanding’. Aminat Suleymanova and Ivan Kasynyuk ‘have a deep understanding of the market’, and recently represented Ukrlandfarming subsidiary Rise in a $25m GAFTA arbitration. Irina Moroz is recommended for international trade disputes.”
And it's not all good news.
AGA Partners also joined the list of noted Ukrainian companies in the field of litigation by similarly well-known Chambers and Partners rating agency.
In addition, our company and its Partners are included to the shortlists of Legal Awards 2016 in four categories:
- Law Firm of the year in arbitration practice;
- Law Firm of the year in agricultural sphere;
- Best Lawyer in international business structuring: Managing Partner of AGA Partners Aminat Suleymanova;
- Best Family Lawyer: Partner of AGA Partners Irina Moroz.
And all these achievements became possible thanks to you, thanks to your confidence in us, thanks to your complimentary remarks on our work. After all, we got to where we are, thanks to you.
We want to express our sincere gratitude to you and promise to become even better.
Partner of AGA Partners law firm Ivan Kasynyuk has been a speaker at the meeting of the UBA Committee on Agricultural Law.
During the event, the issues of international trade in agricultural commodities and GAFTA / FOSFA agricultural arbitration, inter alia: principles of trade by GAFTA / FOSFA rules, the material terms of the contract, the amount of damages and resolving agrarian disputes in arbitration.
See you at future events!
AGA Partners and GAFTA training course, held in Kiev, has been successful to be both placed on the first page of Gaftaworld magazine and to be continued.
AGA Partners and GAFTA have an honor to once again invite you to participate in Formation and Fulfillment of Contractual Obligations two-day training course that, this time, will be held in St. Petersburg on June 29-30, 2016.
- Trade Negotiations and Contract Terms
- The Goods - Quality and Condition
- Shipping Documents
- Payment Terms
For more information on participation in the course please contact by phone + 380 44 237 79 33/43 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Partner of AGA Partners law firm Irina Moroz has been an organizer and speaker of the Specifics of spouses’ property inheritance round table, held under the auspices of UBA Committee on civil, family and inheritance law.
Tatiana Skulskaya, Private Notary of Kyiv City Notary District, also was among the speakers.
This time round table’s format was somewhat unusual - the speakers together with the audience worked on a situational problem: all participants were involved in the discussion, gave their advices, recommendations and solutions to the situation.
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!
Legal 500 noted that AGA Partners Law Firm’s “attention to detail, response times and value are outstanding.” Partners of AGA Partners law firm Aminat Suleymanova, Ivan Kasynyuk and Irina Moroz were separately recommended for their “deep understanding of the market” and “representing Ukrlandfarming subcidiary in a $25m GAFTA arbitration.”
We sincerely thank our clients and colleagues for their contributions to the study conducted by the Legal 500 and for their invaluable support. Such a result is the second consecutive year inspires our team to keep the track of development!
It's very enjoyable that AGA Partners’ lawyers are known for their professionalism, not only in local but also in international format. In particular, Partner of AGA Partners law firm Irina Moroz was elected Membership Officer of the IBA Family Law Committee.
That gives us a reason and privilege to invite family lawyers, interested in cooperation with international organizations, to join the IBA Family Law Committee to engage in improving of international legislation in the sphere of protection of children and family rights.
AGA Partners and GAFTA joint course on Formation and Fulfilment of Contractual Obligations - Shipping the Goods to China has been successfully completed.
The trainees have got a comprehensive understanding of the parties’ rights and obligations under the standard contract forms and of the peculiarities of grain exports to China according to GAFTA rules.
We thank all participants for attending the workshop and their interesting questions. We also have good news for those who could not get to us this time: in connection with such high interest to the event, we will hold the course again. You will be able to join us on 29-30 June in St. Petersburg.
We are pleased to announce the publication of International Relocation of Children Global Guide, by Thomson Reuters, which provides a comparative analysis of the international relocation of children in the world's most important jurisdictions.
Partners of AGA Partners law firm Aminat Suleymanova and Irina Moroz, and the company’s Lawyer Alexander Gubin have contributed to the new edition made in Q&A format by presenting Ukrainian and Russian jurisdictions.
You can read chapters compiled by our team by clicking on the links:
This guide is a unique reference book for Family law practitioners and contains the most relevant information on issues relating to the rights and duties of parents, the right to relocation of a child and its implementation, dispute resolution on children relocation issues, the right to appeal, as well as action plan in case of child’s abduction by a parent.
AGA Partners’ team has successfully represented clients' interests in arbitration of the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA). The firm’s Lawyer Dmitry Koval, under the guidance of Partner Ivan Kasynyuk, represented the client.
The essence of the dispute: buyer refused to accept goods and broke the contract referring to restrictions on imports into the Russian Federation that led to client’s losses amounting to $10 million. Currently, AGA Partners lawyers proved that FOSFA Tribunal has jurisdiction to consider the dispute. The Tribunal fully supported the legal position of our team, and also laid the arbitration costs on the respondent.
After this first victory the case is to progress to the substantive matter, and we will tell more about this next time.