Know Your Gafta Contracts Seminar | 30 Oct 2019 | Varna Bulgaria


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


To view the full programme CLICK HERE

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

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

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The 4th edition of Grain Academy conference will take place in Varna, Bulgaria on 31 October 2019.

Grain Academy is a meeting point of the leading companies and experts on the grain market. Participants from the whole industry and related businesses each year have the opportunity to meet and obtain the latest information and to discuss the up-to-date trends in the markets of cereals and oilseeds. Trade companies from the Balkans and beyond, branches of multinational corporations, farmers, millers, crushers, forwarders, surveyors, charterers, industry associations and etc. meet each year at the Grain Academy event.


Member Rate £159.00
Non-Member Rate £229.00

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

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

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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Member Rate: £159

Non-Member Rate: £229