Economic Sanctions

Economic Sanctions

The IBA LPRU is undertaking a project on Economic Sanctions. The ultimate outcome of this project is to develop working examples for legal practitioners as to how to navigate complex and conflicting sanctions regimes. The project is to be conducted on a practical basis of case study analysis by assessing the sanctions frameworks of the European Union, United States, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom and Canada.

The aims are to:

  • Identify the main components and features of different sanctions regimes;
  • Explore elements of sanctions law that are comparative among jurisdictions;
  • Educate the legal community in economic sanctions through the analysis of grey areas of law (e.g. conflicting sanctions); and
  • Improve the understanding of economic sanctions implementation and enforcement among legal practitioners.

The IBA’s LPRU and officers of a number of IBA Committees and Group Members comprise the Working Group that is conducting the work for the project:


Working Group Members

  • Elias Hayek, (Chair), Partner at Squire Patton Boggs; Corporate Counsel Forum
  • Rae Lindsay, Partner at Clifford Chance; Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
  • Ellisa Habbart, Founding Partner at The Delaware Counsel Group; Corporate and M&A Law Committee
  • Lourdes Catrain Laming, Partner at Hogan Lovells; Vice-chair of the International Trade Law and Customs Committee
  • Matthew Kronby, Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais; Secretary of the International Trade and Customs Law Committee
  • Kevin P. McCart, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP, USA
  • Natalie Khounago, Senior Director of Compliance, EMEA, Hilton
  • Anahita Thoms’, Counsel at Baker McKenzie; IBA Member
  • Nabeel Yousef, Counsel at Freshfields; IBA Member
  • Kieran Pender, Legal Advisor, LPRU; Project Lead

To find out more about the project please contact