On February 24th, 2022, Canada published its updated sanctions in relation to the situation in Ukraine. In response to what the Government of Canada views as an unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, Canada has amended the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (“Russia Regulations”), and the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations (“Ukraine Regulations”). Canada also published a new Notice to Exporters and Brokers effectively barring the export of controlled goods and technology to Russia. The scope of Canada’s sanctions is among the broadest yet imposed.
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About Paul Lalonde
Paul Lalonde joined Dentons Canada LLP’s Toronto office in 2014 as a Partner. He focuses on government contracting law, international trade, anti-corruption and international arbitration. Mr. Lalonde is one of Canada’s leading experts on government procurement. He has represented clients in numerous government contracting disputes, including before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court of Canada and provincial tribunals. His expertise encompasses anti-dumping and countervail investigations, customs, import and export controls, international sanctions, anti-corruption compliance and investigations and international business.
About Sean Stephenson
Sean Stephenson is a senior associate in our Corporate group, where he focuses on international trade, investment, anti-corruption, procurement and public international law. Throughout his practice, Sean has gained extensive experience in investment treaty arbitrations, including acting in multiple cases under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules with respect to all phases of proceedings in complex disputes in the Americas and Europe. He has acted in and advised on cases under the NAFTA, CAFTA-DR and bilateral investment treaties in a large number of sectors.