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First International Conference on Agricultural Law

23-24 September

15:00-18:30

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), Project Pravo-Justice 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


15:00-16:00

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:

  • Mandivamba Rukuni, Professor of Agricultural Economics and a member of the Africa Land Advisory Group 

  • Oleg Samus, Partner at Sayenko Kharenko

  • Michal Glinski, Partner at Wardynski & Partners
  • World bank representative

16:00-16:10

Break


16:10-17:10

SESSION 2. Climate change. Green deal. Sustainable development 

Moderator: Sara Moyo, Senior Partner at Honey & Blanckenberg

Topics include:

  • Impact of climate change on agriculture and food security

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


Speakers:

  • EU commission representative
  • FAO representative to suggest others 

17:10-17:20

Break


17:20-18:20

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 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 

Blockchain: technical and practical aspects 

  

Anita Gardeva, Head of Product Marketing IBM Food Trust™ at IBM

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 English, Ukrainian and Russian

Experts' speeches will be provided with simultaneous translation

09:30-10:00

Registration. Morning coffee

10:00-10:10

Welcome addresses

10:10-12:10

SESSION 1. Agricultural land market

Moderator: 

Maksym Maksymenko, Partner at AVELLUM 

Part 1

Topics for discussion:

  • The results of the opening of the agricultural land market
  • Land consolidation
  • Problems of realization of preferential rights of tenants
  • Anti-raiding

Speakers:

Viktor Dubovyk, Head of the Anti-Raid Office of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine 
Roman Leshchenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (invited)
Anatolii Miroshnychenko, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (StateGeoCadastre) 
Roman Slastyon, Director General of the Association “Ukrainian Agribusiness Club” (UCAB)
Mykhailo Sokolov, Deputy Chairman of the The “Ukrainian Agrarian Council” Public Union (“UAC” Public Union)
Mykola Solsky, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy (invited)

Part 2

Topics for discussion:

  • Participation of Ukrainian and foreign players in the agricultural land market
  • The emergence of new players
  • Legal difficulties with the conclusion of contracts for the alienation of agricultural land

Speakers:

Volodymyr Igonin, Partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners

12:10-12:40

Coffee break

12:40-13:40

SESSION 2. International trade

Moderator: 

Ivan Kasynyuk, Partner at AGA Partners

Topics for discussion:

  • Value added or increase of trade volume
  • Local and international risks to trade
  • Legislation vs. market
  • GAFTA rules and arbitration for contracts in Ukraine

Speakers:

TBC

13:40-14:10

Coffee break

14:10-15:30

SESSION 3. Infrastructure

Moderator: 

Oleg Samus, Partner at Sayenko Kharenko

Topics for discussion:

  • Capital investment in infrastructure
  • Irrigation reform
  • Reform of Ukrzaliznytsia
  • Law on Internal water transport

Speakers:

Oleksander Plotnikov, Partner at ARZINGER

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00-17:00

SESSION 4. Technologies in the agrosphere

Moderator: TBC

Topics for discussion:

  • Meteorological and smart agriculture
  • Regulation
  • GMOs
  • IP protection
  • The European Green Deal

Speakers:

TBC

17:00-17:30

Coffee break

17:30-18:30

SESSION 5. Taxation

Moderator: 

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

Topics for discussion:

  • Shadow grain market: broken exports, scrolls, shadow rent
  • Tax trends for agribusiness

Speakers:

Andriy Reun, Partner at LCF Law Group

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

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.

RECOVER PASSWORD

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
Second day 53 EUR 91 EUR
Both days 53 EUR 91 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 20 EUR
Second day 68 EUR 106 EUR
Both days 75 EUR 120 EUR

Payment methods

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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
Second day 53 EUR 91 EUR
Both days 53 EUR 91 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 20 EUR
Second day 68 EUR 106 EUR
Both days 75 EUR 120 EUR

Payment methods

*


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.