Russian arbitration: are international sanctions impacting party choice?

Ever since the introduction and then expansion of international sanctions on Russia (in particular by the US and the EU), arbitration practitioners have questioned whether this will prompt a change in the party selection of international arbitration in Russia-related commercial agreements.  Specifically, whether historically popular arbitral venues outside Russia (London, Stockholm and others in Europe) … Read more

LCIA Facts and Figures for 2016: another strong caseload

The LCIA has recently released its Facts and Figures for 2016. This report (Facts and Figures – 2016 A Robust Caseload.pdf), which is produced annually, provides an overview of and insights into the LCIA's caseload. It includes detailed statistics concerning aspects of the caseload ranging from the industry sectors concerned, to arbitrator appointments, and the … Read more

Event: 31st Annual ICC and QMUL SIA Joint Symposium: “Powers and Duties of Arbitrators: Rules, Law, Practice and Ethics, Emergency Arbitration and Dealing with Sanctions”

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to be hosting the 31st Annual ICC and School of International Arbitration Joint Symposium on "Powers and Duties of Arbitrators: Rules, Law, Practice and Ethics, Emergency Arbitration and Dealing with Sanctions".  The Symposium is co-chaired by Antonias Dimolitsa (Vice Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law) and Professor Julian D.M. … Read more

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 Russia, including in relation to the restrictions on certain Russian companies’ ability to access the … Read more

EU publishes legislation imposing sectoral sanctions on Russia

Herbert Smith Freehills has published the latest edition of its Sanctions Update e-bulletin on new EU regulations, published on 30 and 31 July 2014, that expand sanctions against Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine. These regulations enact the measures announced by the EU on 29 July 2014. This briefing provides a summary of … Read more

US issues new Ukraine-related sanctions and additional guidance

Herbert Smith Freehills has published the latest issue of its Corporate Crime e-bulletin. This edition covers the new sanctions designations issued by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in response to the situation in Ukraine, as well as OFAC’s additional guidance regarding the scope of US Ukraine related sanctions. For further information, please contact Scott … Read more

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 as the banking and energy industries; trade restrictions relating to Crimea and Sevastopol; and expansions … Read more