Firm News, Events and Seminars

March 2024
We are pleased to announce that Artem Trofymenko and Benjamin Wells recently had the privilege of participating in the GREAT Legal Services delegation in East Africa. This exclusive program of events, organised in collaboration with Africa Legal, took place in March 2024, with the delegation visiting Nairobi in Kenya and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

The delegation also had the privilege of visiting the impressive Two Rivers International Finance & Innovation Centre, which focuses on the promotion of business, development of affordable housing and construction of the largest solar park in Kenya.

Participation In The GREAT Legal Services Team In Nairobi

The highlight of the programme was the roundtable discussions, which provided us with a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most experienced legal professionals in East Africa. These interactive sessions facilitated insightful conversations and the exchange of best practices.
Benjamin Wells' visit to TRIFIC (Two Rivers International Finance and Innovation Centre), Kenya | Belgravia Law
Two Rivers International Finance & Innovation Centre (TRIFIC)

Deter, Disrupt And Demonstrate – UK Sanctions in a Contested World: UK Sanctions Strategy

On 22 February 2024 the UK Government published its first sanctions strategy. The report notes that the UK has transformed its use of sanctions in recent years, deploying sanctions in innovative ways. UK sanctions seek to isolate, restrict, or change the behaviour of targeted actors.

A brief overview of the sanctions strategy. Read more:

English Law Day Conference Announcement

Belgravia Law is pleased that Shantanu Majumdar KC and Benjamin Wells are due to speak at English Law Day in Istanbul. The conference is organised by the Eurasian Legal Professionals’ Forum in collaboration with the Bar Council of England & Wales, which serves as a platform for legal practitioners from around the world to delve into the depths of English law, exchange experience and foster valuable connections.
Istanbul, turkey
17 april 2024

English Law Day
in Istanbul

English Law Day has been a longstanding collaboration between the Bar Council of England & Wales and the Law Society of England & Wales. Over the past decade, with the support of the British Embassies, and their ambassadors, this event has successfully promoted the progression of English qualified legal professionals, worldwide.

The next English Law Day Conference will be held in Istanbul in April 2024.

Here are the Conference details:
Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Time: 09:00 to 18:00
Location: Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Yıldız, Çırağan Cd. No: 46, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye.
The conference will touch on a number of key themes, including:
  1. Arbitration in Turkey and the wider Eurasian region – local perspectives;
  2. Resolving disputes through the eyes of a company;
  3. Dispute resolution, enforcement and finances, unlocking value in claims, judgments and awards / damages masterclass;
  4. Impact of sanctions on trade, transactions, contracts and disputes;
  5. The psychology of arbitration;
  6. Combating corruption and fraud through freezing orders, investigations, private prosecutions etc.
We would be delighted if you could join us.
Attendance is free of charge but places are limited so please register here to secure your place.
English Law Days are a fantastic opportunity for lawyers from around the world to meet with English legal practitioners, to share expertise and develop business relationships.

International Arbitration FAQs: Key Questions Answered

International arbitration is a widely used method for resolving cross-border disputes. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about international arbitration:
Staying in Touch
Going forward, we will use this newsletter to share insight and analysis of the legal landscape across our specialist areas of litigation, international arbitration, sanctions and more, and we look forward to working with you in the future!

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