Know Your Gafta Contracts seminar l 10 and 12 March 2021 l Online - Morning Session

UK registration, please use this link to book your place.

Non-UK registration, please click the blue "book now" button below

This online seminar split across two-days 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 who has over 30 years' experience in advising on commercial contracts and disputes.

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 changes and updates)


Non-UK registration, to book for this event, please log in to the website and click the ‘Book’ button at the bottom of this page.

UK registration, please use this link to book your place.

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*


Member Rate £75.00
Non-Member Rate £120.00

What you need to know about the seminar:

This seminar will run online only. Our expert speakers will present their powerpoint slides via Zoom and will take questions from the audience at the end of each session via the zoom chat function. As the seminar requires a lot of attention from our students, we have broken this down into two 3-hour sessions running in the morning of Wednesday 10th March and Friday 12th March.

3 days before the course you will receive joining instructions. These will include:

  • A web link to click through and password to access the event online.
  • A programme
  • A companion guide of how to ask questions and give real-time feedback via zoom
  • A link to all course material, such as relevant Gafta contracts

At the end of day 2 of the seminar there will be a short quiz to assess what you have learnt. This will be sent online and submitted to Gafta. After successfully passing this quiz, you will receive a certificate of attendance via email (within 2 weeks of completion).

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

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Member Rate: £75

Non-Member Rate: £120