Know Your Gafta Contracts Seminar | 3 July 2019 | Nairobi Kenya

This one-day seminar is an ideal opportunity for trade professionals who want a practical overview of Gafta contracts and how to apply legal and commercial principles to everyday scenarios in the trade. It will be run by Gafta's General Counsel, Jonathan Waters, Jonathan is a barrister with over 30 years PQE, having advised clients, ranging from those listed on the London Stock Exchange to small-medium enterprises, and specialises in international arbitration, dispute resolution and commercial contracts.

The seminar will include an overview of English contract law (on which all Gafta contracts are based), an analysis of the key Gafta contract terms as well as an in-depth consideration of a number of important topics such as counterparty risk, default and damages, commercial considerations, dispute resolution (including Gafta arbitration) and important 'do's and don't's' when contracting.

*The language of this seminar will be English*

Who should attend?
This course is aimed at trade professionals who:

  • Need to have an understanding of what to expect when dealing with Gafta contracts within their role
  • Are experienced in the trade but need practical and commercial and legal guidance on the key principles and features of Gafta contracts
  • Are interested in attending a Gafta training course in the future
  • Want to gain a better understanding of the key legal and commercial principles which underpin Gafta contracts and English contract law generally

The dresscode for Gafta training is smart-casual. Suits are not required.


To view the full seminar programme, CLICK HERE.

(please note this may be subject to updates and changes)

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.
*This event is open to members and non-members of Gafta*


Member Rate Non-Member Rate
£100.00 £150.00

Gafta member rate available to members of the following organisations:


Members of these organisations should email events@gafta.com to take advantage of the member rate for this seminar*

Location & other logistical queries: Megan Smart
Programme queries: Cairo Okba

Terms & Conditions

Please note: Registration at this event does not include accommodation or travel. Attendees are expected to arrange and meet these costs independently.

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Eastern Africa Grain Council 

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership organisation of the grain stakeholder in Eastern Africa. The stakeholder represents the three main sectors of the grain value chain including traders, farmers and processors. The aim of EAGC is to support structured grain trade with the Eastern and Southern Africa region. To achieve this, EAGC works closely and in partnership with government through a fast growing public private partnership (PPP) framework in the region.


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