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Iryna
Moroz
partner, attorney-at-law
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Education and bar admission

  • Master of Law, 2007. Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • Admitted to the Bar since 2013
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: Practice and Procedure of International Arbitration Assessment (Kyiv, May-July 2019)
  • GAFTA Continuing Development Programme: Dealing with and Resolving Problems (Kyiv, 2014)
  • GAFTA Continuing Development Professional Programme: Shipping of goods (Odesa, Ukraine), 2012
  • GAFTA Continuing Development Professional Programme: Execution and Performance of Contractual Obligations (Kyiv, Ukraine), 2011

Awards and Recognition

  • Leading lawyer in Ukraine for International Arbitration and Trade Law- Best Lawyers 2018-2021
  • Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Dispute Resolution - The Legal500 2015-2019
  • TOP-3 in Ukraine for International Trade - Ukrainian Law Firms 2019-2020, Yuridicheskaya Praktika)
  • Leading Individual in Ukraine for Private client (2018-2020) and International trade (2020) - The Legal500
  • The best team in Ukraine for International Trade -Legal Awards 2018, Yuridicheskaya Praktika
  • Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Agribusiness, International Trade:Commodities and Maritime&Shipping - Ukrainian Law Firms 2019-2020, Yuridicheskaya Praktika
  • The best team in Ukraine for Agribusiness - Legal Awards 2019, Yuridicheskaya Praktika
  • In the TOP-5 best lawyers in Ukraine for Family law - Legal Awards 2016, Yuridicheskaya Praktika
  • Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Family law - Client’s choice. Top 100 best lawyers of Ukraine (2019-2020), Yurydychna Gazeta
  • One of the most successful female lawyers in Ukraine - Ukrainian Women in Law 2019-2020, Yurydychna Gazeta
  • Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Arbitration and Mediation, Best Lawyers 2022
  • Leading lawyer in Ukraine for International Arbitration, Best Lawyers 2022
  • Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Trade Law, Best Lawyers 2022

Profile

Iryna Moroz is a recognized expert in the field of international arbitration, international trade, and litigation.

Iryna’s extensive expertise in dispute resolution practice includes the handling of complex commercial and investment arbitrations at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the International Arbitration Court at the ICC, the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and in the resolution of trade and maritime disputes in GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, RSA.

She has a unique experience and knowledge that allows her to advise clients in the field of international trade on all issues of export contracts execution and international cargo transportation. Iryna handles the contracts of the largest Ukrainian and international trading companies.

She is the first Central and Eastern European lawyer, along with other partners, invited to lecture at GAFTA training and educational courses that deal with issues of international trade, dispute resolution, and shipment of goods under GAFTA arbitration procedures.

Iryna also possesses wide experience in advising clients on the issues of international family law, marriage registration, division of property, child support, maintenance, temporary or permanent relocation, abduction, adoption, inheritance. Moreover, Iryna is one of the few practitioners in the Ukrainian legal market who have deep knowledge and experience in ART and surrogacy treatment for foreigners in Ukraine.

Mrs. Moroz frequently participates in pro-bono projects related to the protection of children and family rights and also regularly gives comments to popular publications as an expert in the field of family law. 

Membership at Professional associations

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Deputy Head of the International Arbitration Committee of the Ukrainian Advocates' Association
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Arbitrator of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association
  • Arbitration Practitioner of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)
  • Member of Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) of London Court of International Arbitration.
  • Member of the International Academy of Family Lawyer
  • Head of the Committee on Civil, Family and Inheritance Law of Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Member of the Association of Corporate Security Professionals
  • Member of the Kyiv City Bar Association
  • Member of the Ukrainian National Advocates' Association

Foreign Languages

Fluent Ukrainian, English and Russian.

  • 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.