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The Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration (Online Participation)

Date: 4 July 2023

Time: 17.30 - 19.00 (UK time)

Venue: Online

Co-organised with:


Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in person, please visit the in person booking page.

Event Details

Economic sanctions have become an increasingly significant foreign policy tool that have the clear, and intended, impact of interfering with global trade. Sanctions have not only given rise to commercial and investment disputes, many of which may be submitted to international arbitration, but the process of international arbitration has been affected as parties, arbitrators, arbitral institutions, third-party funders and others continue to be confronted with often challenging questions relating to the application of economic sanctions to a dispute.

BIICL and Latham & Watkins are convening a roundtable to discuss practical issues and experiences arising from the impact of economic sanctions on international arbitration. This will include discussion of, amongst other topics:

  • The impact of sanctions on international arbitration, including the perspective of the LCIA
  • Risks related to Russian parties avoiding arbitration clauses by bringing litigation before the Russian courts
  • Risks related to the enforcement of Russian court judgments, the perspective from Poland
  • Remedies under bilateral investment treaties

The roundtable is intended to provide a forum for attendees to actively participate and share experiences and insights on this highly topical issue.

Join the conversation @BIICL #itflaw #isds #arbitration 

Pricing and Registration

The event is free of charge for members of the Investment Treaty Forum (ITF). Free of charge bookings can be made by emailing the Events team.

If you work for a government or an intergovernmental organisation, which is not currently a consultative member of ITF, please get in touch with Prof. Yarik Kryvoi to apply for free consultative membership.

For others the following fees apply:

Concession fees are available to academics, those who are unwaged and NGOs.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

Event Recording

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