The state of United States (US), European Union (EU), and other sanctions regimes is in flux like never before, with significant implications for Middle East trade and finance. US sanctions against Iran are increasing following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal (the 2016 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)), with the first set of US sanctions re-imposed in August 2018, and another set looming in November 2018. Many companies are set to withdraw from Iran and the future of the JCPOA is in question.

Meanwhile, the US is increasing sanctions against Russia related to its destabilizing activities in the region, with the EU anticipated to follow suit. Russia is fighting back with countermeasures that seek to prevent compliance with both US and EU sanctions.

Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to interactive seminars in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in October 2018 to discuss the implications of these sanctions for international trade, as part of our global Sanctions Roadshow, a series of interactive seminars being conducted around the world. Speakers include sanctions experts from the US, EU and Middle East, highlighting:

  • the US sanctions against Iran, EU blocking measures to prevent US sanctions compliance, and the future of the JCPOA;
  • the latest US sanctions against Russia, the EU’s possible next moves, and Russian countermeasures;
  • an update on the economic boycott of Qatar, and
  • other hot topics in sanctions compliance, particularly for those operating in the Middle East.

Our Sanctions Roadshow seminars are all free to attend – please click on the links on the right to register for the UAE events. If you have any queries or would like a schedule of our global Sanctions Roadshow, please do not hesitate to contact Jenny Medina.

Abu Dhabi - 2 October 2018


Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
Level 8, Al Sila Tower
Abu Dhabi Global



Dubai - 3 October 2018 


The Capital Club
Gate Village, Building 3
Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai, UAE



One-to-one meetings

Our lawyers will be available for one-to-one meetings in Abu Dhabi on 2 October and in Dubai on 3 October to discuss specific trade-related issues you may have. Please contact via email if you wish to set up a personal appointment as the number of meetings will be limited.