Sanctions and compliance: a narrow passage


On 25-26 May 2021, CIS Arbitration Forum conducted an online conference CIS-related Disputes: Treaties, Sanctions, Compliance and Enforcement. It brought together over 80 participants, including private practitioners, in-house lawyers and government officials.

Here you can see a recording of the panel of the conference dealing with sanctions. It summarizes the most recent developments on CIS-related sanctions in selected jurisdictions.

0:01:25 Chair: Noah Rubins QC, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris

0:08:50 Overview of sanctions regimes and their impact on the law governing contracts – Viktor Rykov, Nexign, St Petersburg

0:36:43 Life after Sanctions: Russian parties in search of a new arbitration forum – Ays Lidzhanova, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, St Petersburg

0:50:46 Sanctions and access to justice: a discussion of recent legislation and case law in the UK and Russia – Ben Wells, CANDEY, London

About the Author:

Professor Yarik Kryvoi, is the founder and co-editor of the CIS Arbitration Forum. He is the Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). He holds law degrees from Harvard, Moscow and St Petersburg. Before moving to academia, he practiced law with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Baker & McKenzie in England, the United States and Russia. See full profile at

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