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EMTA Special Seminar: Russia Sanctions Update (NY) - May 2

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Dechert LLP

1095 Avenue of the Americas
28th Floor (Rooms J and K)
(at 42nd St.)
New York City

Recent events involving Russia present a unique challenge to policymakers and to Emerging Markets investors.  This EMTA Special Seminar will provide a timely update by a panel composed of leading legal practitioners in the area of OFAC negotiations and will cover facts as they exist at the time of presentation. 

2:45 p.m. Registration 

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion 

Laura Brank (Dechert) – Moderator
Ken Rivlin (Allen & Overy)
Jeanine McGuinness (Davis Polk & Wardwell)
Tarek Fahmy (Department of State)
Peter Harrell (Prospect Global Strategies)
Eytan Fisch (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom)

5:00 Cocktail Reception 

Additional Support Provided by Allen & Overy, Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

This Special Seminar is part of a continuing series of panels and presentations that EMTA is pleased to sponsor on various topics of interest to Emerging Markets investors and other market participants, and is part of EMTA’s Legal & Compliance Seminars*.

*CLE credit will be available for NY attorneys.  This seminar is non-transitional and appropriate for experienced attorneys only.  Please click here for details on EMTA’s Financial Hardship Policy.

Registration fee for EMTA Members US$95 / US$695 for Non-members. 

We regret that this event is not open to the media. 


Background on Russia Sanctions and Current State of Play Discussed at NYC Venue

EMTA’s Special Seminar “Russia Sanctions Update” was held on May 2, 2018 at Dechert’s NYC offices. Laura Brank (Dechert) moderated the panel, with Ken Rivlin (Allen & Overy), Jeanine McGuinness (Davis Polk & Wardwell), Tarek Fahmy (Department of State), Peter Harrell (Prospect Global Strategies) and Eytan Fisch (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom) as panelists.

Additional support was provided by Allen & Overy, Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. PowerPoint Presentations by Ms. Brank and Mr. Harrell, together with relevant documents can be found in the Russia section of EMTA’s website under May 2, 2018 (

This exciting, off-the-record meeting gave attendees a unique opportunity to hear our very experienced speakers (from government and several leading law firms) debate key aspects of the new Russia sanctions, including their purpose, practical impact and likely future trajectory. Following the presentation portion of the program, attendees had an opportunity to speak with individual panelists over cocktails.

In response to recently heightened interest in sanctions issues among EMTA Members, EMTA plans to hold one or more similar programs later this year.