Navigating Sanctions: What are the impacts on dispute resolvers?
Russia's invasion of Ukraine prompted many nations to impose strict sanctions regimes that have had far reaching impacts globally. However, sanctions are not a new challenge. Sanctions have been in use for some time against many world governments. The sanctions landscape is ever changing and raises some important issues for dispute resolution practitioners.
Join our panel of experts as we explore how sanctions regimes impact dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on international arbitration. They will examine the liabilities and obligations created for parties, arbitrators, counsels, and experts while looking at a how sanctions can affect outcomes of disputes in arbitration.
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.
Mercy McBrayer is CIArb’s Head of Arbitration Professional Practice. Mercy is a United States qualified attorney (Texas) and certified mediator with experience as party counsel in commercial business litigation and arbitration. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in comparative and international dispute resolution from Queen Mary University of London, a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Southern Methodist University, and a Master of Science (MSc) in environmental biology from the University of North Texas. Mercy is also a graduate of CIArb’s Post-Graduate Diploma programme in international commercial arbitration (PGDip). Mercy trained in international commercial arbitration with Al Tamimi and Co. in Dubai, UAE, and was an associate with Blume, Faulkner, and Skeen in Dallas, Texas, before joining the CIArb Executive in 2018. Mercy is CIArb’s observer delegate to UNCITRAL Working Groups II and III and curator of CIArb’s professional practice guidelines. She is an assistant editor of the CIArb Journal, a Teaching Fellow in international arbitration at Queen Mary University of London, a speaker and lecturer on issues of international arbitration and ADR, and moot coach. Mercy is a US citizen who grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and is based in London, UK.
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.
Marion Lespiau is a forensic accountant and damages expert. She is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting in London. Marion’s work involves quantifying lost profits or wasted costs and opining on accounting and financial matters in the context of commercial disputes (including enforcement proceedings). Marion is a lawyer by background, which gives her a unique perspective and an ability to work efficiently with lawyers. She has experience of a variety of sectors including real estate, construction, retail, energy (gas, nuclear, wind, oil) and pharmaceuticals. She is qualified as an accountant in France and in England and Wales and as a Certified Fraud Examiner.