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EU prolongs Russian sectoral sanctions until July 2016

On 21 December, the Council of the EU announced that the EU's economic sanctions against Russia would be extended until 31 July 2016.   These measures were originally introduced for a one year period in July 2014 and were extended until … Continue reading

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Russia-related sanctions: US Issues important advisory on ensuring compliance with Crimea sanctions regime and expands sanctions designations

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) recently added a number of new persons and individuals to the US’s Specially Designated Nationals (“SDN”) and Sectoral Sanctions Initiative (“SSI”) lists. OFAC also issued new guidelines to … Continue reading

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EU sanctions update: EU extends sanctions against Syria and amends sanctions against Libya and Somalia; further developments relating to Ukraine/Russia

Herbert Smith Freehills has published the latest edition of its Sanctions Update e-bulletin on recent developments in various international sanctions regimes. At EU level these are relatively limited: The EU has announced additional sanctions in respect of the situation in … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: Sanctions Update: Ukraine and Russia

Monday 22 September 2014, 2.00pm – 3.00pm BST The international sanctions landscape has continued to develop in response to the situation in Ukraine. On 12 September, the EU and US both published details of expansions to their existing sanctions against … Continue reading

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The largest Arbitration Awards in history: Three Majority shareholders in Yukos awarded total damages of over $50bn from the Russian Federation

On 18 July 2014, the Claimants in three related arbitrations administered under the 1994 Energy Charter Treaty and the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules prevailed against the Russian Federation.  The Claimants[1] were former shareholders of the OAO Yukos Oil Company (“Yukos”), … Continue reading

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Sanctions Update: EU extends sanctions against Russia

Herbert Smith Freehills has published the latest edition of its Sanctions Update e-bulletin. This edition covers the new sanctions regime agreed by the EU against Russia, including: the introduction of “phase 3” sanctions affecting key sectors of the Russian economy such … Continue reading

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Sanctions Update: EU and US introduce further sanctions in response to the situation in Ukraine; EU amends sanctions against Libya, Central African Republic and Syria

Herbert Smith Freehills has published its latest Sanctions Update e-bulletin, on the latest developments in sanctions regimes in Ukraine, Libya, Central African Republic and Syria. Both the EU and US have introduced limited additional sanctions in light of the current situation … Continue reading

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Ukraine – EU imposes asset freeze and travel ban on 21 Russian individuals; US introduces additional Executive Order and imposes asset freeze and visa ban on 11 Ukrainian and Russian individuals

Herbert Smith Freehills has published its latest Sanctions Update e-bulletin, on the imposition targeted sanctions by the EU and US in response to the recent Crimea referendum. On 17 March 2014, the EU introduced an asset freeze and travel ban … Continue reading

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Ukraine – EU imposes asset freeze on members of former government and issues a statement in relation to Russia; US introduces Executive Order permitting the blocking of assets

Herbert Smith Freehills has issued its latest Sanctions Update e-bulletin, concerning the EU and US response to recent events in Ukraine. On 5 March 2014, the EU introduced an asset freeze applying to former President Yanukovych and other former government officials and … Continue reading

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Supreme Arbitrazh Court in Russia publishes reasoning in Sony Ericsson case invalidating unilateral options in dispute resolution clauses

Russia’s highest court has issued a decree which potentially invalidates a jurisdiction clause which is widely used by investors and lenders in Russia. Who is affected? Anyone who contracts with a Russian counterparty or with a non-Russian party which has … Continue reading

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