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Conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Sanctions and Their Impact on Contractual Obligations”

On 10 December 2014 in the Hotel Nikolskaya Moscow (12 Nikolskaya street) ICC Russia in partnership with the Russian Arbitration Association (RAA) is holding the annual conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Sanctions and Their Impact on Contractual Obligations”.

Nowadays sanctions have turned into a tool of political and, especially, economic pressure on certain countries, organisations and individuals. Economic sanctions have long been at the centre of heated debates in the international community, with the ICC as a leading World Business Organisation having unique expertise in this field.

Currently, this issue is especially urgent for Russia. With the Ukraine situation escalating, Western countries are adopting more and more sanctions against Russia only to get retaliatory measures as an answer. There are the questions of risks and assessment of all possible actions to protect the interests of companies whose business has been affected by sanctions, including addressing national courts and international institutes for dispute resolution under international treaties.

The topics of discussion are as follows:

  • International Sanctions at a Glance. US and EU sanctions. Russia- and Ukraine-related sanctions. US sanctions worldwide.
  • Sanctions & Arbitrations. Approach and practice of the courts of the USA, England and Europe as well as international courts on the implementation of regulations involving economic sanctions. Challenging sanctions: international practice. Recommendations for Russian companies.
  • Implementation of Sanctions.Transactions with subsidiaries and joint ventures. Sanctions and inconsistency of Treaty with Law (US, English and Russian law). Treaties with several counterparties when one of them is the target of sanctions.
  • The Impact of Sanctions on Business: Urgent Issues and Recommendations. Recommendations on building in-house compliance-programmes in light of sanctions. Sanctions from the the WTO perspective. Sanctions and their impact on banks and trade finance.

The conference will bring together members of the legal community, government representatives, foreign experts as well as corporate counsels.

This is  a “must attend” event for litigators, corporate counsels, arbitration practitioners, judges, academics, business executives and policy‐makers.

To sign up for the event, please fill in the registration form and send it by e-mail to

Tel.: +7 (495) 720 5080

Fax: +7 (495) 720 5081

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