Ian Meredith

Ian Meredith

K&L Gates LLP

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Update on EU Sanctions against Russia

Late on 25 July, the EU added 15 further persons and 18 entities responsible for action against Ukraine's territorial integrity to the list of those subject to an asset freeze, a prohibition against making funds or economic...more

7/30/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

United States and European Union Ratchet Up Russia Sanctions

On July 16, 2014, the United States ratcheted up its sanctions on Russia in connection with escalating tensions in Eastern Ukraine. Specifically, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”)...more

7/22/2014 - Banking Sector BIS Energy Sector OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List SSIL U.S. Treasury Ukraine

Arbitration World - July 2014

Welcome to the 27th edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates’ International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic arbitration for executives and...more

7/21/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Bilateral Investment Treaties Conflict Resolution Energy Energy Reform MINT

European Commission limits Ability to seek Injunctions relating to Standard Essential Patents

On 29 April 2014, the European Commission ("Commission") issued two decisions clarifying its approach where holders of standard essential patents (“SEPs”) seek injunctions against their prospective licensees, in particular as...more

5/1/2014 - European Commission Standards-Essential Patents TFEU

UPDATE: Developments in the Ukraine and Impact on Investments

Following the agreement between G7 leaders on 25 April to promptly impose additional sanctions on Russia as it has failed to deliver on its Geneva commitments, the EU and the U.S. have now added new individuals and entities...more

4/30/2014 - BIS EU European Commission Frozen Assets OFAC Russia Sanctions SDN List Ukraine Visas

UPDATE: Developments in the Ukraine

On 14 April 2014, the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers identified four additional individuals as responsible for misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds and added them to the list, subject to restrictive measures in view of the...more

4/23/2014 - EU Foreign Policy Russia Sanctions Ukraine

UPDATE: Developments in the Ukraine and Impact on Investments

On Sunday, Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine. The EU and U.S., which consider Sunday’s referendum in Crimea to be illegal, retaliated with sanctions. The nature of these is set out below as a further update to the Alert...more

3/19/2014 - EU Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Developments in the Ukraine and Impact on Investments

As the tension in the Ukraine continues, particularly in relation to Crimea, foreign investors in the region will be monitoring developments with some concern. In addition to unrest on the ground in the Ukraine, both...more

3/10/2014 - Bilateral Investment Treaties EU Executive Orders Russia Sanctions Ukraine

Investment Protection Alert: Zimbabwe Indigenization Program

Following the re-election of President Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwe Government is now reported to be pushing forward with its policy of “indigenization” of the country’s economy, which consists of ensuring that indigenous...more

8/21/2013 - Controlling Stockholders Foreign Investment Stocks

Arbitration World

From the Editors - Welcome to the 23rd edition of Arbitration World, a publication from K&L Gates' International Arbitration Group that highlights significant developments and issues in international and domestic...more

7/31/2013 - Arbitration

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