Пятая международная конференция«Аграрные инвестиции - МТР 2012»
September 07, 2016, ​HILTON KYIV, Ukraine





“Formation and Fulfillment of Export Contracts for Oils and Oilseeds. Legal Tips for Trading under the FOSFA Rules”

UkrAgroConsult invites you to participate in the workshop “Formation and Fulfillment of Export Contracts for oils and oilseeds. Legal Tips for Trading under the FOSFA Rules”, which is arranged by partners of the Law Firm “AGA Partners” within the III International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade”.

Annual Conference «Black Sea Oil Trade» - is a leading event of the Fat&Oil industry of  Ukraine and Black Sea countries. The Conference provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest market drivers before the season’s start, as well as to strengthen your market position and expand the network of professional contacts.

Traditionally «Black Sea Oil Trade» Conference brings together Ukrainian and international producers and crushers of oilseeds, traders, enterprises of oilseed deep processing,  agri holdings, banks and investment funds, shipping, brokerage, insurance and surveying companies. Conference Agenda is available via the link.


General information about the Workshop:

Date: September 8, 2015.

Place: "New York" Hall, Hilton Kyiv (blvd. Shevchenko 30, Kiev)


This training workshop is a fully-fledged course of lectures aimed at solving the most pressing issues related to execution of contracts for the supply of oils using standard forms of FOSFA contracts. The course will address all the main issues relating to contract execution, starting from the moment of its conclusion and until the payment.

Participants of the workshop will get a comprehensive understanding of the contractual rights and obligations of the parties to the FOSFA contracts, aspects of English law that apply to these types of contracts. There will be a detailed analysis of the most common mistakes of the parties; consequences of non-fulfillment of the contract, as well as the dispute resolution procedure taking into account the specifics of trade within Ukrainian and Russian oilseeds markets.

Speakers of the workshop will share with participants their long-term, unique experience in advising and settlement of disputes arising during contracts’ performance and the resolution of disputes before the FOSFA arbitration.

The workshop provides the possibility of interactive communication between speakers and participants, giving a unique opportunity to get the answers for numerous practical issues that arise during contracts’ execution.







09:00 Welcome coffee

09:00 - 09.45 The principles of trade on the basis of FOSFA rules

Why does English law?

Statute law. Common or case law.

Incorporation of standard FOSFA contracts

09:45 - 10:45 Making a contract

Negotiation of a trade.

When a contract is made?

Changing the terms of the contract


10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break

11.00- 12:00 Execution of FOSFA contracts

The extent of obligations in the FOSFA contract on delivery basis FOB, CIF, CPT:

- Nomination of the vessel, availability of cargo, the cargo shipping instructions in FOB contracts

- Declaration of shipment, documentary instructions in CIF contracts

- Approval of a schedule of shipments, shipping notice in CPT contracts

12:00 - 13:00 Quality issues

Confirmation of the quality of the goods

Responsibility for satisfactory quality under English law

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 How to act in case of breach of contract?

Why is it important to understand the classification of the contractual conditions?

Breach of contract

Anticipatory breach

When can I terminate the contract?

Acceptance of the breach or default

15:00 - 15:45 Methods of payment or how to reduce the financial risks

Cash against documents


Guidance on operations with Letter of Credit

15:45 - 16:00 Coffee break

16: 00-16: 45 Exemption from contractual obligations

Force Majeure

Restrictions on export-import operations in the Ukrainian and Russian oilseeds market

Trading during war

16:45 - 17:15 If all went wrong...

Calculation of losses

Types of damages recoverable under the FOSFA rules

The basic principles of evidence in English law

17:15 - 18:00 Settlement of disputes before FOSFA arbitration

Arbitration agreement

Place of arbitration

Claiming arbitration and procedural stages

18:00 Closing word



  •  Aminat Suleymanova - Managing Partner of AGA Partners Attorney-at-Law
  •  Ivan Kasynyuk - Partner of AGA Partners, Attorney-at-Law
  •  Irina Moroz - Partner of AGA Partners, Attorney-at-Law


Participants will receive Certificates for attendance of the workshop

Participation Fee - EUR 150




For more information, please contact:



Phone: + 38044237 79 33/43

E-mail: office@agalawyers.org




Phone: +380 44 451 46 34

E-mail: conference@ukragroconsult.org