Ivanna Dorichenko


Ivanna Dorichenko

Partner, International Trade Expert

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Bio: Ivanna Dorichenko joined Integrites in 2016 to head the firm’s Trade & Commodities practice and is the Managing Partner of the firm’s London office. Prior to joining Integrites she has been working with several law firms in London for over seven years, most recently with Clyde & Co as part of their International Trade & Commodities group.

Ms. Dorichenko specialises in the resolution of international commercial disputes concerning all aspects of sale and carriage of commodities (including grain, feed, oils and oilseeds) as well as dry shipping and international dispute resolution. She has extensive experience in international commercial arbitration, in particular, GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, LCIA, ICC, ICACs at UCCI and RCCI, as well as in handling multi-jurisdictional claims and associated security and enforcement proceedings worldwide. She is a skilful negotiator often assisting clients in business and settlement negotiations and is highly regarded by clients for her practical approach and commercially sensible advice.

Ivanna's non-contentious work involves drafting international commercial contracts as well as advising commodity traders and cargo interests at all stages of contract execution in various jurisdictions. This includes international payments, trade finance schemes, charter party and bill of lading issues and various shipping and transportation matters. More broadly, Ivanna advises on conflict of laws, commercial risks and their minimization, protection of international investments and other aspects of international business.

She was among the very first local lawyers involved in GAFTA and FOSFA work in the CIS and the Black Sea region so she has first-hand in-depth knowledge of all regional aspects of international trade. She assisted GAFTA in opening their offices in Ukraine in 2005 and most recently spent 6 months as GAFTA Interim Head of Training preparing and delivering GAFTA courses worldwide. Ivanna is specifically known for her expertise on the international grain and oilseeds market and is invariably recognised as a top soft commodity practitioner in the region.  

Ms. Dorichenko holds an LLM in International Commercial Law from Northumbria University and GAFTA Trade Diploma; she is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has been called to the bar of England and Wales. She is a regular speaker at international commodity events and has a range of publications on trade related matters.

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Day 2, 17th May 2017 

12.10 Workshop 1: Trade sanctions

  • A tour of the OFAC and UN banned countries/entities

  • Red-flag culture: Getting the whole team to be whistle-blower

  • Can outsourcing compliance be a solution? What do you still need to have in place?

  • Ethical issues - Where do they lie? What is the impact on compliance?

  • What are the sanctions your company is exposed to?

  • What is the impact of trade sanctions and regulatory restrictions on both contract clauses and bank covenants?

Day 3, 18th May 2017 

15.10 Presentation: Contracting and negotiating in the commodity sector
Contracts can be a major source of risk. This discussion will look into best practices in contract drawing and contract negotiation to avoid issues down the line.

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