Nordic Star Law Offices lawyers have developed and maintain competencies in EU and US sanctions regulations and regularly explain to our Russian and foreign clients the corresponding provisions of such regulations. Our work in this field comprises both an assessment of specific situations and the development of what we refer to as the ‘sanctions policies’ of companies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Identifying sanctioned persons, including in the case of indirect participation subject to the ‘50 percent rule’
  • Clarifying sanctions restrictions and Russian countersanctions
  • Delivering training courses on sanctions issues for employees in compliance departments
  • Developing sanctions policies for various industries
  • Reviewing contracts and agreements in terms of sanctions regulation
  • Drafting sanctions and force majeure clauses for various types of businesses and industries
  • Checking clients’ corporate and management structures in terms of sanctions regulation and drawing up recommendations
  • Issuing legal opinions regarding sanctions issues
  • Assisting with drafting documents for obtaining permissions to carry out transactions with sanctioned persons

Recent Cases

  • Provided legal support to a major global energy company with respect to sanctions issues relating to the supply of energy equipment
  • Advised a US-based multinational public corporation regarding Russian counter sanctions; developed recommendations on how risks could be mitigated
  • Conducted due diligence of the contractual relationships of a large Russian producer of pipes for main gas and oil lines from the perspective of sanctions risks; developed internal regulations on the policy of cooperation with foreign counterparties
  • Delivered training courses for employees from the legal department of Abbott Pharmaceuticals on sanctions regulation
  • Advised AmCham and held seminars for AmCham’s members on sanctions issues
  • Checked Schneider Electric’s contractual relationships with Russian counterparties from the perspective of sanctions risks; developed recommendations for how such risks could be mitigated
  • Delivered training courses for the headquarters of Wärtsila with regard to sanctions regulations; checked contractual relationships with Russian counterparties from the perspective of sanction risks


Pravo – 300

  • Sanction Laws. Federal ranking (Group 1: 2021, Group 2: 2022, Group 4: 2023)


  • Sanctions law. Federal ranking (Band 2: 2023)

Additional information

Artem Zhavoronkov
Partner, Attorney-at-Law
+7 921 905 47 66
St. Petersburg