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We are pleased to inform that Ukrainian Law Firms. ”A Handbook for Foreign Clients” this year once again named Managing Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm, Aminat Suleymanova as one of the notable practicing lawyers in the areas of «International arbitration», «International trade», and «Agribusiness».

We are pleased to inform that Ukrainian Law Firms. ”A Handbook for Foreign Clients” this year once again named Managing Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm, Aminat Suleymanova as one of the notable practicing lawyers in the areas of «International arbitration», «International trade», and «Agribusiness».

Aminat Suleymanova invariably has been named among the top leaders of the Ukrainian market in these sections during last 10 years. 
11.06.15
We are pleased to announce the successful holding of the training course “Formation and fulfillment of contractual obligations” within the framework of GAFTA Continuous Professional Development Programme (CPDP) on May 19-20, in which the partners of AGA Partners Law Firm, Ivan Kasynyuk and Irina Moroz, were the speakers.

We are pleased to announce the successful holding of the training course “Formation and fulfillment of contractual obligations” within the framework of GAFTA Continuous Professional Development Programme (CPDP) on May 19-20, in which the partners of AGA Partners Law Firm, Ivan Kasynyuk and Irina Moroz, were the speakers.

The main issues addressed in this course include:

• Parties’ obligations under standard contract forms

• Different types of contractual conditions and their importance when dealing with defaults

• Different types of payment terms, importance of timing, advantages and disadvantages of different types of payment

• Application of the provisions on force majeure and prohibition

• Procedure of damages recovery and particularities of GAFTA arbitration process

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 according to GAFTA rules.

20.05.15
Sometimes the provision of professional pro bono legal assistance is not just a fad, but lawyers’ moral duty. The case of Martha Popovych who was the heroine of Inter Channel’s TV-program “Stosuyetsya Kozhnoho” (Concerns Everyone) is just that kind of a case.

Sometimes the provision of professional pro bono legal assistance is not just a fad, but lawyers’ moral duty. The case of Martha Popovych who was the heroine of Inter Channel’s TV-program “Stosuyetsya Kozhnoho”(Concerns Everyone) is just that kind of a case.

Managing Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm Aminat Suleymanova has successfully defended Martha Popovich’s interests in Kulikovskiy District Court. The court has completely satisfied mother’s claim by ruling that two-year-old Masha’s place of residence should be with her mother, and ordered to exercise the immediate removal of the child from the father’s custody.

Two months earlier, Aminat Suleymanova was invited to participate in the TV-program as an independent expert on family matters.

27-year-old Martha Popovich had been physically abused by her common-law husband and forced to flee, leaving her two-year-old daughter Masha with her father. From then onwards Martha was prevented from seeing her daughter.

The father ignored the conclusion of the guardianship authority that ruled that the child should live with the mother. Aminat Suleymanova, as a recognized expert in the field of family law, decided to walk the walk and help Martha return her 2-year-old daughter, as well as to protect her rights in the court.

The court has accepted the lawyer’s arguments that the child’s further residence with the father endangers the girl’s health and moral education, and not just ruled that the girl should reside with her mother, but also ordered to immediately remove the child from the father’s custody. Decisions to remove the child from custody are quite uncommon in the judicial practice, as they require powerful arguments.

We should not forget the basics of the legal profession: aequum et bonum est lex legum - what is just and right is the law of laws.

21.04.15
We are delighted to have been recognized by The Legal 500 and to be listed as one of the leading law firms in the field of dispute resolution. We believe that our success is based on AGA Partners' philosophy to provide only high class services by lawyers committed to profession and clients. This is something that we can do and we do best, finding only the excellent feedback from our clients.

We are delighted to have been recognized by The Legal 500 and to be listed as one of the leading law firms in a field of dispute resolution. We believe that our success is based on AGA Partners' philosophy to provide only high class services by lawyers committed to profession and clients. This is something that we can do and we do best, finding only the excellent feedback from our clients.

Besides, The Legal 500 specifically outlined our partners Aminat Suleymanova, Irina Moroz and Ivan Kasynyuk for their 'integrity and efficiency' during leading numerous GAFTA arbitrations. 

The Legal 500 is a world’s leading guide and therefore every firm ranked is truly recommended being recognised both by the lawyers, barristers and other professionals we work with and more importantly as a result of feedback given by our clients. We are also truly grateful for their contribution to The Legal 500 investigation and research bringing our firm to recognition. Present outcome inspires and encourage our team to deliver best quality and results for our clients in future. 

13.04.15
We are pleased to inform that on Monday February 23, 2015, the EBA Board made an official decision on our company's accession as a new member!

We have no doubts that this is the beginning of long and fruitful cooperation!

We are pleased to inform that on Monday February 23, 2015, the EBA Board made an official decision on our company's accession as a new member!

We have no doubts that this is the beginning of long and fruitful cooperation!

24.02.15
We are happy to announce on the publication of Private Client 2015 prepared in cooperation with the notable foreign edition Getting the Deal Through published by Law Business Research. AGA Partners team has contributed to the Ukrainian jurisdiction in Private Client 2015.

We are happy to announce on the publication of Private Client 2015 prepared in cooperation with the notable foreign edition Getting the Deal Through published by Law Business Research. AGA Partners team has contributed to the Ukrainian jurisdiction in Private Client 2015.

Private Client is the professional survey on 17 different jurisdictions on all issues regarding natural persons - individuals in these jurisdictions - taxation issues, family law issues, inheritance rights and etc.
Chapter dedicated to every jurisdiction is traditionally prepared by one selected law firm from this jurisdiction.

17.01.15
GAFTA Christmas Party was held on the 19th of December in Hilton Hotel in Kyiv. Our good fellow friends - GAFTA Kyiv office had and organised it. This year we especially pleased to inform about this marvelous event, as AGA Partners became one of the sponsors of Christmas party.

GAFTA Christmas Party was held on the 19th of December in Hilton Hotel in Kyiv. Our good fellow friends - GAFTA Kyiv office had and organised it. This year we especially pleased to inform about this marvelous event, as AGA Partners became one of the sponsors of Christmas party.

The party was attended by trade companies representatives, forwarders, lawyers and other grain trade market participants. The guests discussed results of the outgoing year in friendly atmosphere. AGA Partners was represented at the party by Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner, Ivan Kasynyuk and Irina Moroz - partners of law firm.

20.12.14
The end of the year traditionally was marked by the publications of ratings conducted by biggest legal publishibng houses in Ukraine.

The end of the year traditionally was marked by the publications of ratings conducted by biggest legal publishibng houses in Ukraine.

Thus, Yuridichna gazeta summed up results of the year by making the rating  jointly with international agency Best lawyers, which conducted in 2014 its fifth research on Ukrainian legal services market.

There is special peculiarity about the rating - the ones choosing the best are the lawyers themselves - thefore namely the lawyers decide who is deserving to enter Ukrainian top list.

Considering the results of the research Aminat Suleymanova, Managing Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm, was named among the leading lawyers in Artbitration/Mediation.

Moreover, other biggest legal publishing house Yuridicheskaya Praktika with its annual rating 50 leading law firms of Ukraine 2014 in sections dedicated to Agribusiness and International Arbitration, highlighted Aminat Suleymanova as the leading notable practioner in these practices.

We are grateful to our Media Partners and Fellow Colleagues for the recognition.

16.12.14
The participants of conference held at Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, had an excellent opportunity to learn more about the risks, which need to be considered when performing FOSFA contracts.

Ivan Kasynyuk has highlighted the importance of correspondence between the parties to contract, the need for a clear understanding of the scope of their rights and obligations, and also raised the issue of early termination of obligations under English law and FOSFA rules incorporated in his speech on the topic "How to avoid default on FOSFA contracts".

21.11.14
London trade tribunal took side with AGA Partners Law Firm team and upon the results of proceedings satisfied demands of our Client on damages recovery arising out of refusal of the Buyer to deliver agricultural goods in the agreed amount.

London trade tribunal took side with AGA Partners Law Firm team and upon the results of proceedings satisfied demands of our Client on damages recovery arising out of refusal of the Buyer to deliver agricultural goods in the agreed amount.

Ivan Kasynyuk, partner of AGA Partners Law Firm, representing interests of the Client, commented following on the successful ending of the process: "The complexity of such cases is not in the establishing of Buyer's guilt in regard to the short supply of the goods, but in the difficulties in establishing the concrete amount of damages and later in finding corresponded proof and foundations duly confirming the volume of claimed amounts. Despite all hardships we managed to achieve maximum result receiving tribunal award in favour of our Client in the amount of 1 400 000 USD."

22.09.14
We are pleased to inform that Ukrainian Law Firms. ”A Handbook for Foreign Clients” this year once again named Managing Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm, Aminat Suleymanova as one of the notable practicing lawyers in the areas of «International arbitration», «International trade», and «Agribusiness».

We are pleased to inform that Ukrainian Law Firms. ”A Handbook for Foreign Clients” this year once again named Managing Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm, Aminat Suleymanova as one of the notable practicing lawyers in the areas of «International arbitration», «International trade», and «Agribusiness».

Aminat Suleymanova invariably is named among the top leaders of the Ukrainian market in these sections during last 9 years.

22.07.14
On 28-30 May, 2014 Grain and Feed Trade Association held learning course of the Grade 2 level Dealing with and resolving problems, in which Irina Moroz, Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm took part.
On 28-30 May, 2014 Grain and Feed Trade Association held learning course of the Grade 2 level Dealing with and resolving problems, in which Irina Moroz, Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm took part.

Main issues that were discussed and examined during this course:

Record keeping and its presenting in case of the arbitration 

Exceptional circumstances - Force Majeure, prohibitions and strikes

Breaches of contract - which can be fatal for contract

Arbitration and Mediation 

GAFTA Arbitration Rules

GAFTA Mediation Rules

The programme included lections, questions and answers sessions and practical lessons based on the analisys of practical cases. 

12.06.14
Client's interests during the process were represented by Iryna Moroz, Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm. The dispute has arisen out of the contract that had been concluded by the parties over the phone and by way of email correspondence. The contract in written was signed only by one of the parties. "Was there a contract?" - this was the Tribunal' main question.

Client's interests during the process were represented by Iryna Moroz, Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm. The dispute has arisen out of the contract that had been concluded by the parties over the phone and by way of email correspondence. The contract in written was signed only by one of the parties. "Was there a contract?" - this was the Tribunal' main question.

As the result of legal position thoroughly prepared in details and provided evidences, tribunal of GAFTA arbitration supported claim demands of AGA Partners' Client and reached a conclusion that parties concluded a contract despite the absence of the contract signed by both parties. Arbitration awarded default price, interests and costs of the arbitration.

08.06.14
On May 13-14, 2014 in Istanbul international conference VegOils Trade Outlook-2014 took place. APK-Inform became one of the organizers of this event.

On May 13-14, 2014 in Istanbul international conference VegOils Trade Outlook-2014 took place. APK-Inform became one of the organizers of this event.

On May 14 Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm made a presentation on the international arbitration: Legal issues. New risks and challenges. The report of Mr Kasynyuk received very positive feedback from the conference audience. 

Nearly 150 delegates representing more than 100 companies from 29 countries, participated in the event, discussing the most topical issues of functioning of the reporting segment of the oilseed market, and the issues relating to macro- (price formation, demand) and micro-economic trade-related aspects.

22.05.14
On 7-11 May 2014 the 2nd Arbitration School organized by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and the Students’ League of the Ukrainian Bar Association, took place in Kyv. Dmitry Koval, junior associate of the AGA Partners Law Firm took part in the learning program of the school. Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm was invitated as the speaker, reporting to the audince some issues on the career development and promotion at work in international arbitration.

On 7-11 May 2014 the 2nd Arbitration School organized by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and the Students’ League of the Ukrainian Bar Association, took place in Kyv. Dmitry Koval, junior associate of the AGA Partners Law Firm took part in the learning program of the school. Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm was invitated as the speaker, reporting to the audince some issues on the career development and promotion at work in international arbitration.

The intensive five-day program of the School encompassed general and specialized courses in international arbitration. Trainings were provided in the form of lectures, interactive workshops, mock case. The working language was English. Among almost 30 participants there were representatives from Ukraine, Germany and Georgia. 

12.05.14
Leading Ukrainian publishing house “Yurydychna Practyka” held the II Annual judicial and legal forum on April 18, 2014 in Kyiv. Dmitry Koval, junior associate of AGA Partners Law Firm took part in the forum.

Leading Ukrainian publishing house “Yurydychna Practyka” held the II Annual judicial and legal forum on April 18, 2014 in Kyiv. Dmitry Koval, junior associate of AGA Partners Law Firm took part in the forum.

Participants of the event worked in three parallel sessions and discussed issues on the Criminal, Administrative, Civil and Economic processes (procedures).

22.04.14

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.