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.
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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.
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.
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!
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
You can see more photos here.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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. "
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/