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On 13 May UBA Conference on Agrarian Law took place in Kyiv. This is the first specialized event that has become a communication platform for representatives of agribusiness, government officials and the legal community.
On 13 May UBA Conference on Agrarian Law took place in Kyiv. This is the first specialized event that has become a communication platform for representatives of agribusiness, government officials and the legal community.

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.
 
13.05.16
Dear friends,

This sunny day, we want to share our joy with you.

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.

29.04.16
Partner of AGA Partners law firm Ivan Kasynyuk has been a speaker at the meeting of the UBA Committee on Agricultural Law.

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!

28.04.16
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 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.

Partners of AGA Partners law firm Ivan Kasynyuk and Irina Moroz, as well as GAFTA’s Head of Legal Jonathan Waters, will tell you about:

  • Trade Negotiations and Contract Terms
  • The Goods - Quality and Condition
  • Shipping Documents
  • Payment Terms
  • Insurance

Read the program 

Register for the seminar 

For more information on participation in the course please contact by phone + 380 44 237 79 33/43 or e-mail office@agalawyers.org

27.04.16
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.

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!

 

20.04.16
According to the recently released research by Legal 500 2016 (EMEA), AGA Partners has once again been recognized as one of the leading companies in the Ukrainian market of legal services.

According to the recently released research by Legal 500 2016 (EMEA), AGA Partners has once again been recognized as one of the leading companies in the Ukrainian market of legal services.

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!

15.04.16
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.

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.

23.03.16
AGA Partners and GAFTA joint course on Formation and Fulfilment of Contractual Obligations - Shipping the Goods to China has been successfully completed.

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.

 

17.03.16
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.

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:

http://uk.practicallaw.com/7-622-1600

http://uk.practicallaw.com/6-622-1511#a155504

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.

29.02.16
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.

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.

23.02.16
Ukraine increased grain exports to China by 7.8 times in January-June 2015. Do you want to learn about the right way of exporting to China?

AGA Partners, together with the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) invite you to participate in a "Formation and Fulfilment of Contractual Obligations. Shipping the Goods to China" two-day training course, which will be held on March 16-17, 2016, at the Hilton Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.

Partners of AGA Partners Law Firm Ivan Kasynyuk and Irina Moroz, as well as GAFTA’s Head of Legal Jonathan Waters, will tell you about drawing up contracts, performance of contractual obligations, and the most pressing issues in exporting to China.

Topics that will be covered during this course include:

  • Negotiation of a trade and the terms of a contract
  • The Goods - Quality and Condition
  • Shipping Documents
  • Payment Terms
  • Insurance
  • Specifics of supplies to China

To view the program and register for the seminar click here.

Detailed program of the course 

For more information on participation in the course please contact by phone + 380 44 237 79 33/43 or e-mail office@agalawyers.org

15.02.16
ХII Annual Legal Forum - Development of Legal Services Market in Ukraine – 2016 to be held very soon. For more than a decade the Forum has established itself as the most ambitious and open platform for communication between the leading lawyers of the country.

Partners of AGA Partners Law Firm Aminat Suleymanova and Irina Moroz will also participate in this event important for the legal market.

Furthermore, Managing Partner Aminat Suleymanova will speak in the session "Partnership and business processes within a law firm", where she and Legal Director of Danone Dairy Ukraine Natalia Lysa will discuss the theme «Effective Experience Management - new marketing tool. Are law firms ready to accept new rules of the game? "

Join now, it would be interesting!

The program includes:

Session 1: Open Discussion with Forum Participants: Key Developments of 2015. Brief and Clear

Session 2: Panel Discussion:  Lawyers in State Service – Could They Bring Benefit For The Legal Market?

Session 3: Partnership and Business Processes within a Law Firm

Session 4: International Tendencies and Trends in Development of the Legal Services Market of Ukraine

04.02.16
AGA Partners team has started the year with winning a case considered in GAFTA Arbitration. The case was handled by the company's lawyer, Dmitry Koval, under the guidance of partner Ivan Kasynyuk.

The case concerned a common type of dispute over buyer’s refusal to accept and pay for the goods.

The results of the case consideration confirmed that the quality of the goods was final at loading. The Tribunal found that the buyer’s refusal to accept the goods and / or documents for the goods had no legal basis and was a repudiatory breach of the contract.

According to Dmitry Koval, Associate at AGA Partners: “It was exciting and challenging at the same time. The main difficulty was to justify the amount of damages. We are therefore pleased that the Tribunal has fully satisfied the claimed damages amounting to $120,000.”

18.01.16
The first day of winter was marked not only with snow but also with the release of Private Client 2016.

We are especially pleased to inform about this, because AGA Partners team has contributed to the latest edition by preparing a chapter dedicated to Ukrainian jurisdiction in cooperation with well-known publication series Getting the Deal Through.

Given the international mobility of wealthy individuals and their families, it is vital that they and their local advisers have a resource to guide them through the often significantly different legal frameworks they may face in other jurisdictions in which they choose to live, do business and invest. Private Client seeks to draw together the main issues of importance to a private client in this situation covering: rules in relation to tax, succession, the holding and management of property and immigration.

Please find the chapter by clicking on the link.

15.12.15
AGA Partners Law Firm, with Partner Irina Moroz acting as head of the team, has once again successfully represented the client’s interests in GAFTA international commercial arbitration (London).

The case was related to a common type of disputes regarding the compensation of default losses. There is a well-known rule in the framework of GAFTA contracts providing for the right of the injured party to choose one of two options for compensating losses: a) to claim the difference between the contract and the market price of the goods, or b) the contract and resale price. The results of considering the case confirmed that the aggrieved party was not restricted in this choice. Even if the goods have been actually resold, the affected party has the right to claim for compensation of the difference between the contract and the market price of the goods, provided that such a position is more profitable for it.

As the result of legal position thoroughly prepared and detailed reasoning provided, tribunal of GAFTA arbitration has supported all claim demands of AGA Partners' client.

20.11.15
We are pleased to announce that Managing Partner of AGA Partners Law Firm Aminat Suleymanova has been ranked among the top 100 best lawyers of Ukraine according to the results of the survey “Client’s Choice” by trade publication Yurydychna Gazeta (Legal Newspaper).

Ms. Suleymanova was acknowledged and recommended as one of the leading Ukrainian lawyers in agriculture and land legal practices.

Previously, Aminat Suleymanova was also ranked among the top 100 best lawyers of Ukraine released by trade publication Yurydychna Gazeta as one of the leading lawyers of Ukraine in the field of international arbitration and family law.

The annual survey of the legal services market "Client's Choice" is an independent study of quality of legal services provided by Ukrainian lawyers and the definition of the best lawyers of Ukraine. The exclusivity of the study is that it is based solely on customer surveys.

21.10.15