Impact of Sanctions on Arbitration

The aim of the Working group is to analyze the impact of sanctions on arbitration and to develop possible recommendations for the Russian and foreign companies. 


The research will cover the following issues:

- the inclusion of sanctions clauses into contracts;

- implementation of sanctions compliance;

- sanctions as force majeure/hardship;

- selecting of arbitrators/experts/representatives by companies included into sanction lists;

- choice of the applicable law and arbitration institution by companies under sanctions;

- possible difficulties for recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award due to sanctions.


Action Plan:

1. Formation of the working group (5-7 people)

2. Meetings of the Working group once a month

3. Preparation of the analytical digest by the beginning of 2020.


Coordinator of the Working group:

Roman Zykov, Secretary General, RAA


Group members:

Daniil Akderli, Junior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland

Dmitry Gusev, Junior Associate, Baker McKenzie

Doran Doeh, Arbitrator, 36 Stone

Igor Klushin, Associate, DLA Piper 

Karina Moiseenko, In-house lawyer

Laurence Ponty, Counsel, Avocate à la Cour (Paris) | Solicitor (England & Wales)

Mikhail Bychikhin, Senior Associate, DLA Piper

Mikhail Samoylov, MIDS, Geneva

Natalia Kuznetsova, Partner, Klochenko and Kuznetsova Law Firm  

Paulius Docka, Of Counsel, Primus Derling  

Pavel Kalinin, Associate, White&Case  

Pavel Tarabrin, Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland

Roman Zykov, Secretary General, RAA

Taisiya  Vorotilova, Associate, Baker McKenzie 

Vadim Absalyamov, LL.M. , USA

Veronika Demidova, Senior Associate, DLA Piper  

Victor Radnaev, Counsel, EPAM