P&P | Navigating Sanctions: Legal Strategies for Delisting

Navigating Sanctions: Legal Strategies for Delisting | SIPAC x Peters & Peters

We were honored to have with us a distinguished panel of experts who provided invaluable insights into the complex world of sanctions imposed by the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union.

For companies or clients that have found themselves on sanctions lists, the road ahead can seem daunting. However, there are legal avenues to pursue delisting or removal from these restrictive measures.

The webinar aimed to demystify this process and equip attendees with practical knowledge from leading authorities in the field. Our esteemed speaker, Michael O’Kane, Senior Partner at the renowned boutique law firm Peters and Peters in London, guided us through this intricate landscape.

Peters and Peters has established itself as a premier firm specializing in compliance and sanctions matters, garnering a formidable reputation in the industry. Joining Michael were his colleagues from the UK, EU, and US, who offered their unique perspectives on the geopolitical and practical considerations surrounding sanctions delisting. This diverse panel shed light on the nuances and complexities inherent in navigating the different legal frameworks and approaches adopted by these major powers.

As we delved into this timely topic, we explored the legal strategies, procedural requirements, and best practices for mounting a successful delisting campaign. Whether representing a Chinese company ensnared in sanctions or a law firm advising clients facing similar challenges, the webinar provided invaluable guidance from seasoned professionals at the forefront of this field.

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About SIPAC:

SIPAC was formally launched in March of 2023 and held its inaugural Sino-International Law Forum in Shanghai in November 2023, attended by nearly 250 leading lawyers from around the world and across China, including more than 40 foreign lawyers from leading independent law firms covering more than 50 jurisdictions around the world, nearly 100 senior in-house legal and compliance professionals from leading Chinese companies, and more than 100 lawyers from leading Red Circle law firms as well as lawyers included on the Ministry of Justice’s list of top 1000 cross-border lawyers in China.  Given the unique nature of the event, attendance at the upcoming 2024 Sino International Law Forum, to be held in Shanghai on 14-15 November, is expected to increase as much as two-fold.

SIPAC and its comprehensive ecosystem of channel partners, including key quasi-governmental in-house counsel associations and leading outbound investment think tanks, legal know-how publishers and legal training platforms, are uniquely positioned to help promote the development of China’s international legal infrastructure, a key initiative promulgated at all levels of the Chinese government.  As such, SIPAC is designed to address the entire China legal services market, including all in-house lawyers responsible for international legal affairs as well as lawyers in Chinese law firms engaged in cross-border legal matters on behalf of their Chinese clients.

SIPAC members currently include Tilleke & Gibbins, Al Tamimi & Company, Schellenberg Wittmer, HEUKING, ENS, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Marval O’Farrell Mairal, Moroğlu Arseven, Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia, Waselius, Carey, GZG, Soemadipradja & Taher, Peters & Peters, BUREN, and Lakatos, Köves and Partners, with numerous additional leading independent law firms expected to join as members and delegates at this year’s second annual Sino International Law Forum

For more information, please contact SIPAC Chairman Robert Lewis.

Email: robert.lewis@sipac-network.com

Mobile: +86 1380 116 4471

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