Fide holds this session ON-SITE at MADRID. In order to attend it is essential to request your assistance through the AreaFide platform*.

The session will be held in English.


  •  James CASTELLO, Partner at King & Spalding
  •  Jan DUNIN-WASOWICZ, Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed
  •  Ina POPOVA, Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton
  •  Felipe ROCHA DOS SANTOS, Counsel at World Bank Group (Sanctions Board)


  •  María VICIEN MILBURN, World Bank Group Sanctions Board Chair, independent arbitrator

In recent years, international sanctions have become a key instrument of foreign influence by states and international organizations. They are designed to exert pressure and change behaviors for a variety of policy goals, such as preventing and deterring armed conflict, human rights abuses, terrorism, and corruption. These measures may include a wide range of trade and financial restrictions that impact economic relations among nations and create serious hurdles for individuals and businesses on the global stage. As the political and legal landscapes evolve at a rapid pace, sanctions can disrupt the normal course of business, contracts, and foreign investment, and introduce complex legal and practical challenges to the resolution of disputes.

Keeping abreast of sanctions regimes and understanding their implications is essential for legal professionals, as they navigate an ever-changing regulatory framework to protect the interests of their clients while ensuring compliance with all applicable requirements. This is particularly true in the field of international arbitration, where sanctions create obligations and restrictions not only for parties, but also for counsel, arbitrators, and tribunals, potentially affecting outcomes and the fairness of the proceedings.

The goal of this session is to provide an overview of economic sanctions and recent regulatory developments, exploring their broader implications for legal disputes – with a particular focus on international arbitration – and how they intersect with fundamental principles of law.

Methodology: The dynamic of the session will respect the usual rules of Fide and the participation and interaction of the speakers and attendees as well, making only the changes required for its celebration on line. All sessions organized at Fide are convened under the Chatham House Rule, participants have the right to use the information they receive, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of any other participant may be revealed.

Schedule: The session will be held from 3.00 to 4.30 pm. Prior to the session, there will be served some snacks and drinks at 2.15 to 2.50 pm.

Location: Fide HQ at COAM (c/Hortaleza 63, Madrid)

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Paula de Benito Jurado
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Victoria Dal Lago Demmi


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