Commodity Contracts (GPD course), Sao Paulo, 13 - 14 Sept 2017

This two-day training course is designed to give attendees an in-depth understanding of contracts in the commodities sector. Delivered in association with law firm Hill Dickinson, delegates will study both general industry and Gafta-specific contracts, including their formation, terms and the process associated with commodity contracts.

This course is designed to maximise industry networking opportunities and attendees will have a chance to work together in groups as well as attend a drinks reception on the evening of 13th September.

At the end of day 2 (14th September) there will be an examination for all course participants and those who pass will receive a certificate.

*The language of this course will be English*

Topics include:

  • Contract formation
  • Types of contract
  • Key terms
  • Letters of credit
  • Supervision, sampling & analysis
  • Force Majeure and other exceptional circumstances
  • Default and calculating damages

Who should attend?
This course is highly recommended for agribusiness professionals who work with, and need to understand, trading contracts and their firm’s obligations under them. Students who have attended Gafta’s Trade Foundation Course who want to take their industry training to the next level will also find this course helpful.
The course is part of the Gafta Professional Development (GPD) programme, which enables trade professionals to advance their career in the industry and take the Trade Diploma and potentially go on to become Gafta arbitrators.

*This event is open to members and non-members of Gafta*
To book for this event, please log in to the website and click the ‘Book’ button at the bottom of this page.
If you aren’t already registered on the Gafta website, please click ‘Register’ above, fill out your details and then email your interest in this event to events@gafta.com

Hill Dickinson
Hill Dickinson has been a major international shipping law firm since 1810.
Our international marine, trade and energy practice fields over 90 dedicated marine legal experts across five offices worldwide. Together we advise businesses and organisations across the spectrum of fields involved in the trading, shipping and financing of goods; from non-contentious advisory and transactional work through to all forms of commercial litigation and international arbitration.
We also have long-established relationships with specialist lawyers in many jurisdictions, giving us a truly global reach.
Many of our lawyers have first-hand industry experience, including an established team of former mariners.
Our leading commodities team enjoys top tier industry ranking.
W: www.hilldickinson.com

Location & other logistical queries: James Pyefinch
Programme queries: Cairo Okba

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Av. Das Nações Unidas 12901 – Torre Leste I ,
Sao Paulo ,
SP 04578 000 I Brazil

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