Rus / Eng
#1 in agribusiness according to Law Journal ranking in 2016
USD 26,5 bln, the biggest ever commodity supply deal involving Ukraine
5 of the 10 largest agricultural holdings in Ukraine are among our clients
USD 1 bln won for our clients
90% case success rate in 10 years of practice
85% of clients have been with us for over 7 years
Services
Practice Areas
Recent Representations
  • Arbitration GAFTA / FOSFA / LMAA
  • Agribusiness and international trade
  • International investment arbitration
  • Sport arbitration
  • International commercial arbitration
  • Private clients
  • Family law
  • International tax planning
  • Litigation and European Court of Human Rights

“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.”  

Legal 500

We have many reasons to be proud. International rating agencies made special mention of AGA Partners, and market participants recognized it as the leading law firm in firm in practice of dispute resolution within the framework of GAFTA and FOSFA Arbitration.

Our clients are leading international agrarian holdings in Europe. We provide services for dozens of arbitration proceedings every year. Since 2006, we have been partners and advisers of the GAFTA Kyiv office and possess unique experience in conducting training and educational programs provided by the Association.

We deserved the reputation of an experienced and trustworthy adviser, providing consultation of the highest level on issues arising in the course of the drawing up and execution of contracts, on negotiations on the quality of delivered production, terms of delivery, appropriation, certification, and on effect of force majeure circumstances.

We conduct expert investigations at the highest level and have experience of supporting disputes within the framework of maritime arbitration in accordance with regulations of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA). We specialize in all issues connected with overseas transportation of primary goods. We provide consultation on charter contracts, bills of lading, calculation of demurrage and lay-time, maritime claims and on embargo.

Our legal practice is unique in its own way. We definitely come up with statistics about our successes, whose number now exceeds 90% of the total number of cases undertaken. At the same time, we provide full support on issues regarding the search for debtors’ assets and provisional remedy of demand for arbitration as well as enforcement of judgments of GAFTA FOSFA, and LMAA all over the globe.

  • Representing client's interests in the first and appellate instance of GAFTA arbitration. The case concerned the non-delivery of goods due to restrictions on export of agricultural products from Ukraine in 2010. The total amount of the claim was USD 26.5 million.

  • Representing interests of Ukrainian agricultural holding in FOSFA arbitration totaling USD 10 million against Russian importer. The case arose due to the buyer’s repudiation of the contract in connection with the Russian import restrictions on the supply of Ukrainian soybeans.

  • Representing international company’s interests in GAFTA arbitration in a dispute against one of the biggest Ukrainian exporters of sunflower oil. The claim amounting USD 1 million was granted in favor of the client, due to the seller’s illegal refusal to supply products in connection with the growth of market prices. The payable amount has been collected from the defendant in accordance with GAFTA award.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first and appellate instance of GAFTA arbitration. The demand concerned invalidating an additional agreement to the contract in connection with the "economic duress" of the seller.

  • Representing client’s interests in GAFTA arbitration, considering demand to recover damages in the amount of USD 200,000, arising from the seller’s non-delivery of the full contract quantity of the goods. The successful recovery of funds was achieved by arrest of the defendant's bank accounts in Switzerland.

  • Representing interests of European agricultural holding in a dispute against the largest Egyptian importer. The dispute was considered in GAFTA arbitration, issuing award in favor of the client in the amount of USD 350,000. Even before the commencement of the proceedings in arbitration, our lawyers succeeded in lifting the arrest from the client’s goods for resale.

  • Representing an international trader in GAFTA arbitration totaling USD 500,000. The case concerned our client’s non-delivery of goods, which was caused by the buyer’s material breach of the contract, namely the unintended repudiation.

  • Representing client’s interests in GAFTA arbitration in a dispute totaling USD 150,000 with Italian importer of agricultural products. The defendant refused to pay the full amount of the claim in connection with the improper quality of goods. The full amount claimed by the client was fully satisfied.

  • Representing client’s interests in GAFTA arbitration due to the Turkish buyer’s refusal to accept and pay for the goods. The client was awarded USD 130,000 of damages as the difference between the contract price and the market price of the contracted products.

  • Representing an international trader’s interests in GAFTA arbitration concerning the dispute that arose from the partial payment for the delivered goods, grounded on improper quality of the delivered products.

  • Representing client’s interests in GAFTA arbitration concerning recovering damages from Iranian importer due to unlawful refusal to accept goods. Damages amounting USD 150,000 were awarded and charged in client’s favor.

  • Representing Ukrainian exporter’s interests in GAFTA arbitration.The client claimed demands in the amount of USD 2.5 million, due to improper execution of the grain supply contract by transnational agricultural holding.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of FOSFA arbitration, in dispute with one of the largest German agricultural holdings concerning execution of the contract on conditions of FOB, nomination of the vessel and omission of the time bar of claim. FOSFA arbitrament was willfully executed by the defendant with repayment amounting more than USD 400,000 in the client’s favor.
  • Representing interests of large Egyptian agricultural holding in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in dispute concerning execution of the CIF contract, filing and revocation the notice of appropriation.

  • Representing freighter interests in LMAA arbitration in dispute with one of the largest ship holders in Black and Caspian seas region concerning estimation of demurrage\dispatch. Client’s demands were fully satisfied. LMAA arbitrament was willfully executed by the ship holder with payment of dispatch in favor of the client as well compensation of all legal expenses.

  • Representing interests of large Ukrainian agricultural holding in the first instance of FOSFA arbitration in dispute with transnational trading company concerning quality of delivered goods on FOB terms and satisfactory quality requirements.

  • Representing interests of large international agricultural holding in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in dispute with Singapore trading company concerning entering into a FOB contract.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in dispute concerning execution of CPT contract and recovery of damages for storing goods.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in dispute concerning recovery of default damages with consideration of preliminary question about the existence of arbitration jurisdiction to consider the dispute.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of FOSFA arbitration, in dispute concerning collection of unpaid value of goods, which has been being delivered in lots, and quality of goods. Arbitrament satisfied all client’s demands.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in a dispute with one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural holdings concerning execution of CPT contract and recovery of default damages with consideration of preliminary question on existence of jurisdiction.

  • Representing client’s interests in GAFTA arbitration appeal in a dispute concerning omission of the time bar of claim.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in a dispute with Turkish company concerning recovering damages due to resale of cargo and demurrage. All client’s claims were satisfied. Award was willfully executed by defendant with compensation all of losses incurred by client.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in a dispute with Hong-Kong company concerning execution of CIF contract, recovering damages given default and demurrage. All client’s claims were satisfied. AGA Partners’ team is handling the case at the stage of enforcement in Hong Kong.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration. The dispute concerned buyers’ refusal to execute CIF contract before the start of shipment that was anticipatory breach of contract. All client’s claims were satisfied. Subsequently the award was recognized and brought to execution in Turkey.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in a dispute concerning entering a contract. The arbitration satisfied all client’s claims and found that contract was entered by confirmation of the project telephonically.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in a dispute concerning recovering damages given default. Amount of damages claimed to be paid by the client was significantly decreased via presenting substantial arguments and evidences about market value of goods.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration and appeal. The dispute concerned recovering of losses given default, role of final quality certificate and filing notice of appropriation in CIF contracts.

  • Representing client’s interests in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in a dispute with Turkish company concerning recovering of damages given by default and quality of delivered goods. The award was willfully executed by defendant with the compensation of all caused damages.

  • Representing client’s interests in FOSFA arbitration in a dispute concerning collection balance cost of goods that were delivered in lots. The dispute was resolved by amicable agreement providing repayment of the full cost of goods in client’s favor.

  • Representing interests of large agricultural holding in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in a dispute with transnational trading company concerning execution of FOB contract, filing of NOR, existence of force majeure circumstances in order to release the Seller from liability. The dispute was resolved by amicable agreement.

  • Representing client’s interests in GAFTA arbitration in a dispute concerning recovering of cargo’s full cost under the FOB contract with involvement of several jurisdictions (Syria, Great Britain, Poland, Germany). Arbitration satisfied all client’s claims, including compensation of all legal expenses related to lawyers’ participation and different jurisdictions.

  • Representing interests of Ukrainian exporter in GAFTA arbitration at the suit of transnational agricultural holding, with demand to recover UDS 2 million of damages brought up by refusal to deliver the goods. The award was in the client’s favor, and satisfaction of lawsuit was rejected due to the breach of contract by the claimant.

  • Representing client’s interests in GAFTA’s arbitration in a dispute concerning recovery of losses given default. The case in peculiar due to mechanisms of provisional remedy of lawsuit in Switzerland.  After initiating GAFTA arbitration, defendant’s bank account was arrested via Swiss distraining, whereupon the defendant compensated the full amount of asserted damages to the client.

  • Representing interests of large Egyptian agricultural holding in the first instance of GAFTA arbitration in a dispute concerning execution of CIF contract, filing and revocation of appropriation notice.

AGA Partners delivers a wide spectrum of services in the field of agribusiness and international trade. We have acquired longstanding experience in consulting the world's largest agrarian holdings.

We are engaged in dozens of joint projects together with the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) and with Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA).

The quality of our services complies with up-to-date challenges. We are at the vanguard of changing legislative rules and demands connected with issues of certification, land tenure, export-and-import operations, and allocation of quotas on goods and with their embargo.

We acquired experience in issues of financing, transportation and storage of goods and in meeting ecological and plant-health demands. Understanding global-trade laws enables us to provide legal assistance on issues of multidirectional and bidirectional trade negotiations.

We consult international non-governmental organizations. We are appreciated for our ability to find an answer to all requests and to satisfy the needs of our clients independently in those regions of the world where these problems spring up.

  • Advising Ukraine’s largest agricultural holding concerning the contract on grain crops supply to China amounting to USD 26,5 billion.

  • Representing client's interests in the High Court of London in the case of PC Rise vs Nibulon S.A. that arose due to restrictions on export of agricultural products from Ukraine in 2010.

  • Representing client’s interests in a dispute arising from failure to pay for shipped goods, as well as arrest of the vessel in Greece port facility. Preparation and coordination of the provisions of the amicable agreement.

  • Consultations and preparation of unified contacts form under GAFTA’s requirements for executing fumigation services during shipping of agricultural goods.

  • Advising on the amicable agreement with one of the largest agricultural equipment supplier. The case concerned the inability of the payment for delivered goods due to force majeure.

  • Consulting English trading company on the conclusion and implementation of GAFTA contracts on supply of agricultural goods from Ukraine to the buyers from the UAE.

  • Advising international companies trading in commodities on the subject of organizing joint-cooperation related to export of agricultural goods from Ukraine. Development of the required contracts considering specific features of commercial activities.

  • Representing interests of international trader in GAFTA arbitration at the suit of multinational trading company on demands totaling USD 350,000. Damages were brought by client’s failure to deliver agricultural goods due to force majeure circumstances.

  • Advising clients, as well as legal support for more than 500 different GAFTA and FOSFA contracts on worldwide supply of agricultural equipment during 10 years of practice. Total amount of the supplied products by the supported contracts exceeds USD 5 billion.

  • Coordination and preparation of amicable agreement between Ukrainian agricultural holding and international trader due to client’s refusal to supply goods.

  • Supporting British trading company concerning establishing agricultural company in Ukraine.  Elaboration of corporate structure, necessary contracts. Conducting of negotiations of behalf of the client.

  • Consulting freighter in dispute with the largest ship-holder in the Black Sea region concerning execution of the charter party and recovering damages incurred by failure to deliver chartered ships.

  • Elaboration of the agreement for long-term cooperation between large agricultural holdings in the spheres of supply and realization of agricultural production with planed annual turnover exceeding USD 50 million.

  • Advising client concerning recovery of damages for supplied goods of non-contractual quality and claims due to the breach of “satisfactory quality” conditions. Organizing an additional inspection of goods and carrying out analysis of samples in certified laboratory in London. Consulting the client concerning perspectives of proceedings in FOSFA arbitration.

  • Consulting large Russian agricultural holding on executing GAFTA CIF, FOB contracts. Drafting of individualized CIF, FOB contracts in accordance with the client’s requirements. Consulting and legal support at the contract execution stage.

  • Consulting Ukrainian agricultural company concerning shipment of goods in containers on GAFTA contracts basis. Drafting of CIF, FOB individual contracts for supply and delivery in containers.

  • Consulting large Ukrainian freight forwarding company concerning reorganization and acquiring corporate rights of foreign companies. Development of corporate rights purchase/sale contract and full legal support.

  • Consulting large Russian agricultural holding concerning execution of GAFTA contracts on CIF, FOB terms. Developing individual CIF, FOB contracts in accordance with the client’s demands. Consultations and legal support on contract execution stage.

  • Consulting client on the execution of contracts for the supply of grains with regard to collecting payment for the goods, compensation for demurrage, product quality, etc. Drafting cooperation agreement in the field of supply of agricultural products valid for 5 years and worth USD 50 million.

Our team deserves a great reputation in the field of international investment arbitration because we possess unique, positive experience in the resolution of investment disputes in the scope of power engineering, construction, and corporate law.

Our company’s lawyers are familiar with all cases initiated against Ukraine in the field of investment arbitration, as well as with experience acquired in representing the interests of clients at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Permanent Court Arbitration (PCA), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), as well as in ad hoc arbitrations according to UNCITRAL (the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) rules.

International Investment Arbitration has a great many advantages, and it makes the said Arbitration the most efficient tool for the settlement of disputes. But it is also worth noting the unique opportunities of expert examination inherent in our team in the field of out-of-court settlement of investment disputes and in the scope of efficient interaction with state authorities.

Skills of legal expert examination within the scope of investments and settlement of disputes that are unique in their own way enable our company to render the complete spectrum of services on representing the interests of clients in the field of international investment arbitration – from the stage of dispute preparation and development of a strategy for the protection of client interests on the recognition and enforced execution of arbitration decisions in the world’s main jurisdictions.

  • Advising client, large international trading company, on the investments protection in Crimea worth USD 50 mln. The relevant investment had been nationalized after the occupation of Crimea by Russian Federation.

Our lawyers possess unique experience that makes consultations on all issues of sport law possible. We render legal support to sportsmen, clubs, national sport associations (federations), and to mass-media companies.

A deep understanding of special features of settlement in this field allows us to render a legal retainer in issues of contractual and labor relations, transfers, disciplinary breaches of law, consumption of forbidden preparations, and protection of intellectual property rights.

Exceptional qualifications and capability to conduct profound expert examinations in the field of international arbitration gives us an essential advantage upon the appearance and settling of disputes considered in all bodies of sport justice, including the Chamber of Settlement of Disputes affiliated with the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Lausanne, Switzerland).

We are conscious of the uniqueness of every single one of our clients, which (who) can count on legal retainer of the highest level, protection of its interests in interaction with third persons and on full confidentiality. We understand the peculiarities of created problems and know the ways to solve them.

  • Providing legal advice to Dynamo Kyiv BC concerning the transfer of players.
  • Representation of the client’s interests in a dispute between sport club and public authorities concerning renting of the sport facilities.

AGA Partners has a strong reputation and wins recognition in the field of international commercial arbitration. The statistics about our victories is the main merit of the above-mentioned. It implies that the chances of success in arbitration for our clients are high, as is their understanding of the real prospects on considering a case at the preliminary stage.

Possessing unique and longstanding experience, we help our clients to overcome the gap in differences between legal systems and cultures, which show themselves in disputes of an international commercial character.

We hold consultations at all stages of arbitration proceedings. Our clients can expect to receive a full set of services - beginning from issues regarding the drawing up of contracts and ending with the execution of arbitration decisions. We render services on searching for assets and imposing interlocutory injunctions in the main jurisdictions around the world.

We are proud of the skills and knowledge of our lawyers, who possess exclusive experience of working within the framework of the majority of international arbitration institutes:

- The International Arbitration Commercial Court/Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine;

- The International Arbitration Commercial Court/Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation;

- The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce;

- The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce;

- UNCITRAL;

- Arbitration at the Refined Sugar Association (London);

- As well as other international institutions in the field of dispute settlement.

  • Representing client’s interests in a dispute with owner of the vessel arrested in Odessa port due to the violation of the sanctions regime by preliminary vessel call at one of the ports of Crimea. Onboard goods were successfully exempted and reloaded to alternative vessel.

  • Representing client’s interests in International commercial arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine in the case arising from USD 10 million claim of international agricultural holding. Client was discharged from liability for non-delivery of the goods in relation to the restriction on export of agricultural products in 2010.

  • Representing client’s interests in International commercial arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry concerning demand for termination of the contract on delivery agricultural goods worth UDS 1.5 million due to force majeure.

  • Representing client’s interests in International commercial arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as full satisfaction of claim totaling USD 150,000 that should have been repaid by German buyer. Recognition and enforcement of arbitrament in Germany.

  • Representing freighter’s interests in a dispute with major Azerbaijan shipping company concerning executing charter party and recovering damages for impairing cargo due to sea unworthiness of the vessel during execution of the voyage charter. The dispute has been settled by signing an amicable agreement.

  • Consulting client in a dispute related to recovering value of cargo delivered on FOB terms, fraudulent actions during conducting payment and arrest of the vessel in port of unloading. The case was legally supported by the group of lawyers from several jurisdictions (Syria, Great Britain, Poland, Germany) under the supervision of AGA Partners team.

We are one of the few firms that operates on the market and is capable to render an all-purpose and integrated service for meeting all the individual demands of clients. Our uniqueness lies in giving unparalleled global opportunities on the disposal and servicing of assets.

The role successfully managed by us lies in the preservation of property and in giving a helping hand in handling the business affairs of clients in any place in the world. Possessing longstanding experience and rare qualifications, we only give first-class solutions.

We provide clients with support on all private issues connected with citizenship, taxes, corporate and banking servicing, fiduciary management, real estate administration and with entering into inheritance.

We possess a ramified network of partners throughout the world, which is unique in its own way, and it allows us to consult and help our clients independently on regions of the world where the property and interests of our customers are disposed.

Confidentiality is the law for us. We are chosen not only due to the unsurpassed quality of our services, but and owing to our rare abilities to provide full protection of information which in any way relates to our clients.

  • Legal and organizational support of client’s relocation, as well as his family, to the permanent place of residence to Austria.
  • Legal and organizational support of client’s relocation, as well as his family, to the permanent place of residence to France. Acquiring business in France.
  • Assisting private clients in participating in private banking programs of major international banks of Europe and USA.
  • Assisting client in the process of acquiring second/alternative citizenship in Cyprus.
  • Assisting client in process of acquiring second/alternative citizenship in Antigua and Barbuda.

We are recognized leaders in the field of family law and represent the interests of our clients at the highest level not only in Ukraine, but abroad. The fundamental principles of our practice lie in professionalism, the exclusive attitude towards clients and in the individual approach to the solving of any problem.

Protecting the interests of the family, children or property always demand a delicate and highly-skilled approach. It is thanks to these qualities and our impartial attitude that our clients appreciate us.

We support close relations with leading legal firms in Europe and USA and enjoy all-purpose experience in concluding complicated multi-jurisdictional matrimonial agreements, settlement of property disputes between foreign spouses, consultations of clients on issues of divorce, severance, adoption, alimony payment, fixing of location for children’s residence, return of unlawfully kidnapped (dislocated) children and other issues regard family-marital legal relationships.

Our lawyers can conduct unique expert examinations, consulting citizens of foreign countries on applying assisted reproductive technologies in Ukraine. We possess valuable and unique experience on rendering legal support to foreign couples on issues of surrogate maternity.

We are proud that Aminat Suleymanova, our managing partner, deserved be the first Ukrainian member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), whose participants are those lawyers who were recognized as the most experienced experts in the field of family law in their countries.

  • Appealing the judgment by default on divorce made by Ukrainian court in the case, where neither of spouses was present during hearing on the merits.

    The peculiarity was that both spouses were permanent residents of England, and by the time had the UK citizenship. The husband, using the fact that his wife had not officially withdrawn from Ukrainian citizenship and remained residing in Kiev, initiated the divorce in Ukraine, which gave him a significant advantage in the matters of division of property located in the UK. Divorce in Ukraine was declared illegal, and the case was heard in the court of Great Britain, at the place of residence of the spouses.

  • Representing well-off client’s interests in elaborating and signing complex marital agreement involving multiple jurisdictions. Lawyers from five countries: England, France, Austria, Ukraine, and Russia, participated in drafting the marital agreement. The uniqueness of the project was to find the optimal option of the applicable law and the distribution of the spouses’ property rights, when the spouses had several permanent places of residence, including different types of property, such as real estate and corporate rights in multiple jurisdictions. In addition, separate agreements safeguarding the property rights of the couple's children were prepared at the same time.

  • Representing British citizen’s interests in a dispute on divorce and division of real property on the territory of Ukraine. Husband bought a house in Ukraine for the personal loan funds immediately after the registration of marriage, so that the question of the division of property and property rights was the subject of a lengthy trial in Ukrainian court.

  • Advising foreign client about the position of Ukrainian law in a dispute about the divorce with a citizen of Ukraine that was considered in England. Delivering of the English court’s judicial documents to the defendant on the territory of Ukraine. Preparing attorney’s affidavits for the English court on delivery of judicial documents.

  • Representing British citizen’s interests in a dispute concerning the return of illegally relocated child back to England according to The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980. The mother, who is citizen of Ukraine, together with the child, who was born and resided in England, came to Ukraine on a short vacation. After the end of the planned period of stay in Ukraine, mother refused to return with the child to the territory of England, which became the basis for an application for return of the child. The court of the first instance ruled to reject the child’s return. After an appellate review of the case, the court ruled on the child's return to England. The matter is under retrial at the highest judicial instance of Ukraine.

  • Representing US citizen’s interests in a dispute concerning the return of illegally relocated child to the territory of the United States under The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980. The parties settled the dispute by peaceful means through signing an agreement on the definition of the child’s place of residence and establishing the order of father's meeting with the child.

  • Representing interest of the mother, citizen of Ukraine, in a dispute with father, citizen of the Czech Republic, on determining the child's place of residence and return of illegally relocated child to the territory of the Czech Republic in accordance with The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980. The parties resolved the dispute peacefully, by signing an agreement on the child’s residence with the mother and determining the order of the father’s meetings with the child.

  • Advising mother, citizen of Ukraine, in a dispute with the father, citizen of Turkey, concerning the return of illegally relocated child to the territory of Ukraine in accordance with The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980. Consulting the mother regarding the recovery of alimonies for the child in Turkey in accordance with the provisions of the New York Convention of 1956 on the recovery of alimonies abroad. The dispute was resolved and the child returned to the territory of Ukraine. The case became high-profile matter after the filming of the television program Concerns Everyone.

  • Consulting father, Ukrainian citizen, in the process of granting exit permission to relocation of the child with the mother to Italy for permanent residence. Development of an agreement on child support and participation of the father in the child's upbringing. Legal support during the signing.

  • Consulting father, Swiss citizen, in the process of establishing custody on the child in Ukraine. The child was born out of wedlock and was initially registered in Ukraine without establishing fatherhood. We have exercised legal support in the process of amending the register of civil status and issuance of a new birth certificate. Our team developed the contract of child support and the father's participation in his upbringing.

  • Representing US citizen’s interests in the process of recognition in Ukraine the decision to divorce, ruled by the US court. The essence of the dispute was the fact that the wife refused to accept the ruling of the American court on the divorce and initiated divorce proceedings in Ukraine. After reviewing the case, the US court decision has been recognized as legally binding, and divorce proceedings were closed in Ukraine.

  • Advising the Social Services of Belfast, Northern Ireland, regarding the possibility of establishing in Ukraine custody on children, who temporarily lived with parents in Northern Ireland. Social services have withdrawn children from family due to their parents’ failure to execute parental obligations. The Social Service considered the possibility of children’s transmission to grandmother and establishing guardianship in Ukraine.

  • Representing client’s interests in litigation for acquiring reusable permission for child’s exit abroad without the consent of the father.

  • Advising British citizen concerning legal force of the marital agreement, signed in England, on the territory of Ukraine, the division of property of the spouses, the protection of inheritance rights.

  • Representing client, French citizen, who temporarily resides in Ukraine, in a dispute concerning the divorce with his wife, French citizen in Ukrainian court.

  • Participation as an expert in the field of Ukrainian family law in a US court. Preparation of an expert opinion for the US Court concerning appliance of The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 in Ukraine.

  • Consulting mother, citizen of Ukraine, concerning recovery of alimonies from the child's father, who resides in Virginia (USA).

  • Consulting father, US citizen, on the establishment of the order of meetings with the child, who lives with his mother in Ukraine. Preparing conclusion for an English court concerning the legal force of a decision on divorce ruled in Ukraine.

  • Consulting father, citizen of Canada, concerning establishment of custody on child born with the use of reproductive technologies and the establishment of the order of father's meeting with the child. The case involved issues of English and Ukrainian family law.

  • Participation as an expert on Ukrainian family law in the English court. Preparing the legal opinion for the English court concerning the validity of marriage, concluded in Ukraine in the absence of one party.

  • Representing the interests of mother, citizen of Ukraine, in litigation with her husband, citizen of Bulgaria, in divorce case and recovery alimony in favor of the child.

  • Consulting the mother of the child during applying for permission to relocate the child abroad in a situation when the child's father was mentioned in the child's birth certificate only from his mother’s words according to Part 1 of Art. 135 of the Family Code of Ukraine. Preparation of an expert opinion.

  • Representing interests of spouses, citizens of Ukraine, in the appeal of the decision of immigration authorities of the Republic of Poland on expulsion from the territory of Poland and the prohibition to enter Poland and the countries of the Schengen zone. The couple was issued a visa to Poland with the use of travel agency services. After entering the territory of Poland, the Immigration Service has checked the invitation to the spouses and found that the company that issued invitation cannot confirm its authenticity. This was the reason for initiation of a criminal case and the decision to expel the couple outside of Poland. The matter was legally supported by AGA Partners lawyers along with legal advisors from Poland. As a result of the case hearing the decision on expulsion and exclusion has been canceled, and the criminal case was closed.

  • Consulting spouse, citizen of Ukraine, in a dispute concerning the division of property located in Ukraine and Poland with her husband, Polish citizen. AGA Partners team provided legal support of the case along with legal advisors from Poland.

  • Pro-bono project aimed at children’s rights protection. Representing mother’s interests in judicial proceedings on determining the child's place of residence and the removal of a child from his father due to failure of parental responsibilities. The spouses took part in television program "Concerns Everyone", after which the case has acquired public tone and become resonant. Aminat Suleymanova handled the case after her participation as an expert in this television program. According to the results of the case hearing, the court decided the child's place of residence should be with mother and the child should be removed from his father.

  • Advising couples from England, USA, Sweden, France, and Germany, in the application for assisted reproductive technologies in Ukraine and passing through surrogacy program.

  • Preparation of expert opinions for the English court in the process of establishing parental rights to a child born in Ukraine with the help of surrogate motherhood program. In particular, the participation as an expert in Ukrainian family law in the well-known case of the English Court.

AGA Partners has acquired longstanding experience in solving the most complicated problems within the framework of international tax planning. We are recognized on the legal services market due to our trustworthiness, quality and observance of confidentiality.

We render consultations on analysis of the present corporate structure of companies and on presentation of the most optimal solution for its optimization.

We are engaged in establishing and registering legal entities in most worldwide jurisdictions, taking into consideration problems posed and the needs of our client.

We open bank accounts both for new companies and for already acting legal entities. We cooperate with the most first class reliable banks all around the world, offering only safe and profitable bank solutions to our clients.

We can conduct the necessary expert examinations and possess knowledge, keeping abreast of the latest changes both on the world and at the regional level.

The developed network of time-proven partners is among our achievements. It enables us to render registration service in any part of our planet.

  • Legal and organizational support for reimbursement of Client’s companies funds lost in connection with the bankruptcy of the bank in Lithuania.
  • Legal support of the sale of corporate rights of large Ukrainian logistics business to Cypriot companies. The total amount of the transaction is USD 4,4 million.
  • Optimization of the corporate structure of the international media holding (business turnover is approximately USD 1 billion) in the jurisdictions of BVI, Cyprus and UAE.
  • Developing an efficient structure for the grain-trading company with the involvement of European and island jurisdictions, taking into account the requirements of Ukrainian legislation on transfer pricing. The company's annual turnover is USD 10 million.
  • Creating a system of trusts for the purpose of company’s efficient asset management.

For many years we provide services in the field of dispute resolution, uniting our significant experience with in-depth knowledge of branch issues. It gives our clients an undisputable advantage at all stages of court proceedings.

The majority of our clients prefer to settle disputes at the expense of minimum efforts and costs without recourse to court proceedings. So qualified legal consultations provided by our lawyers at the early stages of a dispute are an opportunity for them to avoid an expensive court trial.

Our level of expert examination allows our clients to receive efficient and precise advice on a par with unique support and unprecedented quality of rendered services. Client interests are the first priority for us. So our consultations are adapted to a client’s needs and problems.

Our firm’s lawyers possess unique qualifications, which at the stage of a court trial enable the discovery of grounds and giving of precise prospects for protecting the rights of our clients in the European Court on Human Rights.

Activities in the field connected with protecting human rights were never included in the list of well-paid legal services. Nevertheless, we insist that carrying out such practice is often more important and more honorable work for every lawyer.

Most cases in the field of human rights protection are not published in newspaper columns, but for us they are equally weighty and important as they are for the participants of such court trials, and as to the essence of a case we independently demonstrate the highest level of commitment and dedication with respect to our clients.

  • Representing clients in the ECHR in Energo-Mig vs Ukraine case that concerned Ukraine’s violation of art. 6, par.1, 13 and art. 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention. The essence of the case was client’s inability to execute for several years the decision of the Ukrainian commercial court that was rendered against the state-owned company in the absence of an effective mechanism for the enforcement of court decisions in Ukraine. ECHR attached client’s application to other similar statements of Ukrainian companies, and made a pilot decision establishing a violation on the part of Ukraine of art. 6, par.1, 13 and art. 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention and ordered Ukraine to provide a mechanism for the enforcement of court decisions against state-owned companies. This decision was the basis for amending some legislative acts of Ukraine concerning guarantee to execute state judicial decisions.
  • Representing interests of Ukrainian construction company in the ECHR concerning violations by Ukraine Article 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention on the right of peaceful possession of the land and the protection of property rights. The dispute arose due to cancellation by the Kyiv City Council of the decision on land lease for the construction of housing complex. As a result of the adoption of such a decision the client was forced to stop construction work and release land that resulted in significant losses. After going through all the judicial instances in Ukraine, the customer turned to the ECHR with the demands to establish a violation by Ukraine Article 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention regarding the right to peaceful possession of property.
  • Representing in the ECHR clients’ (individuals, shareholders of Ukrainian company) interests concerning violations by Ukraine of art. 6 and art. 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention. The essence of the case was that the applicants' right to peaceful possession of property had been violated by abuses committed by the insolvency officer in the course of bankruptcy proceedings. The state failed to provide effective tools and means of legal defense in Ukraine, whereupon the applicants suffered considerable damage.
  • Advising Israeli insurance company on the territory of Ukraine on the subject of damages recovery. Successful representation of client’s interests in the commercial court of Kiev, as well as negotiations with contractors for amicable settlement of the dispute.
  • Representing clients in the Arbitration Court of Chelyabinsk Region followed by a revision in appeal and cassation instances totaling USD 1.5 million. The court dismissed the claims against the client (buyer) due to substantial breach of delivery contract by the seller.