First International Conference on Agricultural Law

23-24 September

15:00-18:30
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Register your interest now for the First International Conference on Agricultural Law to be held jointly by the Agricultural Law Section of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) on  September, 23-24 2021.

The conference provides a unique opportunity to discuss current legal issues in agriculture, find solutions to current problems, form the ability to defend rights in the agricultural business and, of course, share experience.

Among participants and speakers are expected international lawyers, in-house counsels of major agricultural companies, government officials and representatives of non-governmental organisations that are active in the agricultural sector.

Participation in the Conference provides tremendous opportunities for understanding and resolving common and contentious issues in the industry. We invite all interested for participation and cooperation!

PROGRAM

September, 23 2021

Venue: online

Time zone of the program - Kyiv time

The working languages of this day are English, Ukrainian and Russian

Experts' speeches will be provided with simultaneous translation

15:00-15:10

Welcoming remarks

Anna Ogrenchuk, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Сo-founder and Managing Partner at LCF Law Group

Peter Bartlett, Chair of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association, Partner at Minter Ellison


15:10-16:10

  

SESSION 1. Land market liberalisation. Best practices of land reform

Moderator: Jan Holthuis, Partner at BUREN 

Topics include:

  • Global experiences in land reform: comparative study of best practices worldwide

  • Opening of Ukrainian land market: new opportunities and first results


Speakers:

  • Oleg Nivievskyi, Assistant Professor at Kyiv School of Economics, coordinator of the UaFoodTrade research Project
  • Oleg Samus, Partner at Sayenko Kharenko
  • Sohail Mansorry, Head of Urban Planning Group in Land Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Iran
  • Mandivamba Rukuni, Professor of Agricultural Economics and a member of the Africa Land Advisory Group 

16:10-16:20

Break


16:20-17:20

SESSION 2. Climate change. Green deal. Sustainable development 

Moderator: Sara Moyo, Senior Partner at Honey & Blanckenberg

Topics include:

  • The impact of climate change on agriculture and food security

  • Benefits of sustainable development in agriculture and its impact on sustainable production and transportation


Speakers:

  • Ebbie Dengu, Development Innovations and Climate Change Adaptation Consultant at Technology Development Services (TDS) Africa
  • Andreas van der Vis, agro lawyer and a board member of the Dutch Agriculture Law Association
  • Nazar BobitskiDirector of the Brussels office of the Ukrainian Business & Trade Association

17:20-17:30

Break


17:30-18:30

SESSION 3. Technology, agriculture and trade

Co-moderators:

Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner at AGA Partners

Sönke Lund, Partner at Grupo Gispert

Liability of Smart Agriculture Products 

  

Edona Vila, Partner at the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Regulation of GMOs in the agricultural sector: global overview and trends GMOs from a global perspective

  

Dr Lukeshni Chetty, General Manager at SANSOR

Exporting food to the EU: Market Access – Paperwork – Quality requirements

  

Jens Karsten, EU-Cooperation Partner at KWG Legal 

September, 24 2021

Venue: only offline, Radisson Blu Hotel, Yaroslaviv Val Street 22, Kyiv

Time zone of the program - Kyiv time

The working languages of this day are Ukrainian and Russian

Experts' speeches will not be provided with simultaneous translation

09:30-10:00

Registration. Morning coffee

10:00-10:10

Welcome addresses

Anna OgrenchukPresident of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Сo-founder and Managing Partner at LCF Law Group

10:10-12:10

SESSION 1. Agricultural land market

Moderator: 

Maksym Maksymenko, Partner at AVELLUM 

10:10-11:05

Topics for discussion:

  1. Participation of Ukrainian and foreign players in the agricultural land market
  2. Plans of agricultural holdings
  3. Lending by banks
  4. Legal difficulties with the conclusion of contracts for the alienation of agricultural land
  5. Legal and practical possibility of acquiring a preemptive right

Speakers:

  • Konstantyn Bushuiev, Deputy General Director for Development at Agro-Region Ukraine LLC
  • Volodymyr Igonin, Partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners
  • Sergii Kubakh, Land Reform Team Lead at USAID’s Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities Activity (AGRO)
  • Anzheliika Livitska, Counsel at Asters
  • Olena SukmanovaLegal Director, Member of the Board of Directors at Agroholding "Agricultural System Technologies"
11:05-11:15

Break

11:15-12:10

 

Topics for discussion:

  1. The results of the opening of the agricultural land market
  2. Land consolidation
  3. Approaches to constraints
  4. The price of land
  5. Anti-raiding

Speakers:

  • Roman Leshchenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine 
  • Anatolii Miroshnychenko, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (StateGeoCadastre) 
  • Viktor Dubovyk, Head of the Anti-Raid Office of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine 
  • Roman Slastyon, Director General of the Association “Ukrainian Agribusiness Club” (UCAB)

12:10-12:40

Coffee break

12:40-13:40

SESSION 2. International trade and dispute resolution

Moderator: 

Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner at AGA Partners

Topics for discussion:

  1. Value added or increase of trade volume
  2. Local and international risks to trade
  3. Legislation vs. market
  4. GAFTA rules and arbitration for contracts in Ukraine
  5. Disputes concerning the harvest

Speakers:

  • Ihor Kravtsov, Partner at LCF Law Group
  • Orest Matviychuk, an English‑qualified senior associate in the Banking & Finance Practice at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine

  • Natalia Pylyptseva, Deputy Legal and GR Director of Bunge in Ukraine
  • Liliya Timakina, Director for Legal Issues at agro-industrial holding "Astarta-Kyiv"

13:40-14:10

Coffee break

14:10-15:30

SESSION 3. Infrastructure

Moderator: 

Oleg Samus, Partner at Sayenko Kharenko

Topics for discussion:

  1. Capital investment in infrastructure
  2. Infrastructure challenges of the grain season 2021/2022
  3. Irrigation reform
  4. Law on Internal water transport
  5. Implementation of innovative projects in the agricultural sector - opportunities under the law on "investment nurse"

Speakers:

  • Nikolay Gorbachov, President of the Ukrainian Grain Association 
  • Anton Sabaleuski, Head of Eastern Europe Consulting DB E.C.O. Group
  • Olga Kopiika, Chief Legal Adviser and Government Relations Bunge in Ukraine
  • Mykhailo Sokolov, Deputy Chairman of the The “Ukrainian Agrarian Council” Public Union (“UAC” Public Union)
  • Yevhen Shakotko, Head of the Legal and Regulatory Policy Department of UkraineInvest

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00-17:20

SESSION 4. Taxation

Moderator: 

Vadim Medvedev, Partner at AVELLUM's Tax and Litigation practices

Topics for discussion:

  1. Amendments to the tax legislation proposed by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in the Draft Law №5600 of 02.06.2021 and their impact on agricultural business
  2. Ripped exports, scrolls, shadow rent
  3. Non-commodity transactions

Speakers:

  • Andriy Reun, Partner at LCF Law Group
  • Volodymyr Rudnychenko, Security Manager Eastern Europe ADM UKRAINE LLC
  • Mykhailo Sokolov, Deputy Chairman of the The “Ukrainian Agrarian Council” Public Union (“UAC” Public Union)
  • Dmytro Fedechko, Head of Legal at Louis Dreyfus Company Ukraine
17:20-17:30

Closing of the conference 

17:30-18:30

Networking

The program of the event is preliminary and will be updated

Note! Participation in the event require registration.
Registration is finally confirmed from the moment of payment correct registration fee. If you did not find the email from the event coordinator in your mail, please check your Spam folder.
The organizers reserve the right to terminate registration when the maximum number of participants will be reached.

 

Venue on September, 23: online

Venue on September, 24: Radisson Blu Hotel, Yaroslaviv Val Street 22, Kyiv

We express our gratitude to our sponsors:

General Partner:
BUREN
 

Partners:
AVELLUM

LCF Law Group

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Session Partners:
Arzinger

Asters

For additional information on the event and partnership opportunities, please contact the UBA Secretariat by phone +380444928848 or email conference@uba.ua. Contact person: Tetyana Osaulenko.

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COST OF PARTICIPATION for UBA/IBA members*

Early Birds (till 01.06.2021) Standard registration (from 02.06.2021 till 09.09.2021) Last chance (from 10.09.2021)
First day 0 EUR 0 EUR
Both days 53 EUR 76 EUR

COST OF PARTICIPATION for another participants*

Early Birds (till 01.06.2021) Standard registration (from 02.06.2021 till 09.09.2021) Last chance (from 10.09.2021)
First day 10 EUR 15 EUR
Both days 75 EUR 100 EUR

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First International Conference on Agricultural Law

COST OF PARTICIPATION for UBA/IBA members*

Early Birds (till 01.06.2021) Standard registration (from 02.06.2021 till 09.09.2021) Last chance (from 10.09.2021)
First day 0 EUR 0 EUR
Both days 53 EUR 76 EUR

COST OF PARTICIPATION for another participants*

Early Birds (till 01.06.2021) Standard registration (from 02.06.2021 till 09.09.2021) Last chance (from 10.09.2021)
First day 10 EUR 15 EUR
Both days 75 EUR 100 EUR

Payment methods

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Please be informed that the Association will process your personal data as a participant in the event in order to ensure your participation and in accordance with the terms and purposes of personal data processing provided for in the Regulation on the Processing and Protection of Personal Data of the Ukrainian Bar Association (the "Regulations").

For more information about the Regulation please follow the link

By clicking "YES", you consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data, as well as the publication of photos and videos taken with your image during the events on the site, in social networks and in the printed media of the Ukrainian Bar Association.