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#1 in international trade – Legal Award 2018
"Market-leading expertise in international commodities arbitration" – Chambers and Partners
"Leading firm for international trade and commodities disputes" – Legal 500
USD 26,5 bln – advising on the biggest ever commodity supply deal involving Ukraine
USD 1 bln won for our clients
90% case success rate in 13 years of practice
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Irina
Moroz
Partner, Attorney-at-law
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Education

GAFTA Continuing Development Programme: Dealing with and Resolving Problems (Kiev, 2014)

GAFTA Continuing Development Professional Programme: Shipping of goods (Odessa, Ukraine), 2012

GAFTA Continuing Development Professional Programme: Execution and Performance of Contractual Obligations (Kyiv, Ukraine), 2011

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 2007

Professional experience

Irina Moroz has started her career at AGA Partners and has been working successfully in a company, occupying the position of a Partner. Irina’s experience in the field of international arbitration, international trade and transportation of goods is more than ten years. Over the past few years, Irina Moroz has conducted more than 30 arbitration proceedings in such institutional arbitrations as GAFTA and FOSFA, London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMMA), and International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICAC).

Irina Moroz has unique experience in settlement of disputes in the sphere of international trade of goods, relating to the risks and responsibilities of the parties on CIF, FOB, CPT basis of delivery; the quality of goods; payment; default. Irina is one of the first Ukrainian lawyers invited to be a speaker at GAFTA training courses, dealing with issues of international commodity trade in the Black Sea region.

Irina possesses experience and knowledge that allow her to conduct complex maritime disputes concerning the fulfillment of charter party, freight, demurrage, and cargo damage. One of her recent cases related to compensation of damages under charter party of one of the largest ship owners in the Black Sea region, according to the institutional rules of LMAA arbitration.

Advising clients on international family law matters may well be defined as a separate area of Iryna Moroz’s specialization, including registration of marriage, division of property, alimony payments, child’s permission to travel abroad, illegal displacement of children, adoption, inheritance acceptance, application of assisted reproductive technologies and other issues of civil law relationship.

Irina specializes in resolving difficult family disputes involving multiple jurisdictions and maintains close ties with leading law companies in Europe and the U.S. Irina Moroz was elected a Membership Officer of the Family Law Committee (FLC) of the International Bar Association (IBA). She is also a Deputy Head of the Committee on Civil Law of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA).

She constantly participates as a speaker at international conferences organized by the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), International Bar Association (IBA), International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).

Irina Moroz is a co-author of the following books and publications on family law issues:

- Family Law. Jurisdictional comparisons. 2013, 2014, and 2015 editions, supported by Thomson Reuters;

- Private Client. 2014 and 2015 editions, supported by Getting the Deal Through;

- International relocation of children. Global guide.  2016 edition, supported by Thomson Reuters.

Irina frequently participates in pro-bono projects related to the protection of children and family rights, regularly speaks on Ukrainian television as an expert in the field of family law.

Membership in professional associations

Kiev City Bar Association

Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) - Head of the Committee on Civil Family and Inheritance Law

International Bar Association (IBA)

Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA)

Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA)

Languages

Fluent Ukrainian, Russian, and English

  • 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 award was willfully executed by the defendant with repayment amounting more than USD 400,000 in the client’s favor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Consultation of major international trading company concerning initiation of international commercial arbitration in order to recover the value of the investment assets that were nationalized after the occupation of Crimea.
  • 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.

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.