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Ivanna Dorichenko

Managing Director

Ivanna Dorichenko is London based international trade expert and commodity arbitrator with over 16 years of experience in representing commodity traders in international commercial disputes and advising them on various issues relating to sale and carriage of commodities (including grain, feed, oils and oilseeds). These cover quality, international payments, trade finance schemes, charterparties, bills of lading and various shipping and transportation matters. Ivanna regularly helps clients to structure and draft international commercial contracts as well as manage contract execution in various jurisdictions, especially at early stages of potential disputes. More broadly, Ivanna advises on conflict of laws, prevention and management of risks, debt recovery strategies and other aspects of international business.


Ivanna is particularly known for her expertise on the international grain and oilseeds market. Originally an Ukrainian qualified lawyer, she was among the very first practitioners involved in GAFTA and FOSFA work in the Black Sea region and has first-hand in-depth knowledge of all regional and international aspects of trade both with and within emerging markets. She assisted GAFTA in opening their offices in Ukraine in 2005 in 2015 spent 6 months as GAFTA Interim Head of Training preparing and delivering GAFTA courses worldwide. Since then Ivanna became a regular trade coach and mentor helping trading companies grow and improve their knowledge of practical aspects of trade and dispute resolution tools. She is now a well-established sought-after speaker at international commodity events and has a range of publications on trade related matters.

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