Navigating Sanctions: What are the ethical responsibilities of dispute resolvers?
In light of the extensive sanctions imposed by many governments in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, dispute resolution professionals must navigate an ever more complicated framework of restrictions and limitations on their ability to operate. This raises a number of questions, from the practicalities of ensuring knowledge of and compliance with the law, to the ethical considerations practitioners must make to ensure they are conducting themselves properly in every situation.
This webinar will explore these questions and aims to equip participants with the basic principles required to operate in this environment. We will hear from experts with an in-depth understanding of how sanctions regimes can impact upon arbitral proceedings, and debate different approaches based on real-world scenarios. We will also hear from those involved in drafting the upcoming CIArb Professional Practice Guideline on Sanctions, about how the Guideline will provide tangible assistance to practitioners facing these challenges and dilemmas.
This webinar is part of CIArb’s Ongoing Learning – a range of learning opportunities designed to help you deepen your knowledge and skills, and keep you informed and up-to-date. Look out for more information about Ongoing Learning in the coming months. Attendees will receive an Ongoing Learning certificate as part of this webinar, which counts towards 1.5 hours of CPD/CLE. Recordings will be available after the event. If you are unable to attend the live event, buying a ticket will still give you access to the recording.
This webinar will be moderated by Lewis Johnston, MCIArb. Ongoing Learning Webinars are supported by JAMS. Register now.
Please note the times listed are in British Summer Time (GMT+1)
CIArb members - Higher income countries*
CIArb members - Lower income countries**
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** Valid for Low-income and Lower-middle-income economies as per World Bank classification.
Director of Policy and External Affairs, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
As Director for Policy and External Affairs, Lewis leads CIArb's influencing programme to promote all forms of alternative dispute resolution around the world. Working with partners and stakeholders, he and his team emphasise the transformative effect that ADR can have on outcomes for parties, and the role it plays in underwriting economic prosperity.
Karina Albers is an international Arbitrator and accredited Expert at the Federal Court of New York and acted as expert in leading cases in London, New York and Singapore with claims of over $5 billion under LMAA, SIAC, LCIA and GMAA rules.
She is a NGO representative at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL); a member of the Baltic Exchange, the GMAA, the Expert Witness Institute and ICCA, aspiring full member of the LMAA, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a panel member of the SCMA Singapore.
Karina has extensive international experience in commodity & derivative markets for shipping, fertiliser and in the energy sector. She passes on her passion for arbitration by volunteering regularly for Vis-Moot and IMLAM as well as mentoring a number of young legal professionals.
Karina is the current chair of the CIArb London Branch.
Arkadiusz Korzeniewski is a partner in Dispute Resolution Department, CMS Warsaw.
Arkadiusz has significant experience in international commercial and investment arbitration. His experience also includes arbitration on large infrastructure projects, including the largest dispute on a Public-Private Partnerships road investment. Arkadiusz also advises on matters related to post-enforcement or setting aside arbitral awards.
He represents clients in litigation cases arising from corporate issues. He regularly represents clients in highly complicated corporate disputes. These are the cases related to transactions such as post SPA disputes, conflicts between shareholders or conflicts related to takeovers.
He also leads the CMS CEE Corporate Crime practice.