On 30 September the UK announced a series of significant additional sanctions in response to Russia’s illegal annexations in Ukraine following internationally condemned sham referendums. The latest sanctions will prohibit the provision of IT consultancy, architecture, engineering, advertising, auditing and certain transactional legal advisory services by UK persons or entities to Russia, a move that will have a considerable impact on UK professional services firms.

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Photo of Annabel Thomas Annabel Thomas

Annabel Thomas is an experienced commercial litigator with a strong background in corporate disputes and civil fraud. She represents clients on matters involving asset-tracing and injunctive relief; partnership disputes; competition law; and regulatory/disciplinary litigation. She also handles company and shareholder disputes (including unfair…

Annabel Thomas is an experienced commercial litigator with a strong background in corporate disputes and civil fraud. She represents clients on matters involving asset-tracing and injunctive relief; partnership disputes; competition law; and regulatory/disciplinary litigation. She also handles company and shareholder disputes (including unfair prejudice claims, breach of directors’ duties, JV disputes, LLP disputes and breach of warranty and indemnity claims), as well as insurance disputes (including coverage, subrogated recovery and brokers’ negligence). Annabel’s practice covers litigation in the high court, as well as arbitral proceedings. She is experienced in both defending and bringing claims, often involving multiple jurisdictions and applications for interim relief, including freezing injunctions, search & seizure orders, disclosure orders and security for costs.

Photo of Bethany Histed Bethany Histed

Bethany Histed focuses her practice on commercial litigation, civil fraud, and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has worked on complex contentious cases of significant value involving allegations of fraud, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary and directors’ duties, breach of contract, claims under the Insolvency Act…

Bethany Histed focuses her practice on commercial litigation, civil fraud, and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has worked on complex contentious cases of significant value involving allegations of fraud, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary and directors’ duties, breach of contract, claims under the Insolvency Act 1986, and unfair prejudice petitions under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006. Bethany also has experience of dealing with asset disclosure and preservation issues.

Photo of Gavin Costelloe Gavin Costelloe

Gavin Costelloe is a senior associate in Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice in London. Gavin is a former lawyer and prosecutor for the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Gavin advises companies and individuals on internal, government and regulatory investigations…

Gavin Costelloe is a senior associate in Greenberg Traurig’s White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice in London. Gavin is a former lawyer and prosecutor for the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Gavin advises companies and individuals on internal, government and regulatory investigations and compliance issues related to the UK Bribery Act, fraud, market manipulation, anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, and other serious and complex cross-jurisdictional matters. Gavin has considerable experience assisting with diligence for mergers, acquisitions, and other investments including in jurisdictions with high corruption risk.

Gavin’s practice is focused on business crime investigation, defence, compliance, and risk mitigation. This includes assisting companies with internal, government, and regulatory investigations (including those conducted by the SFO, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)), individual defence for senior executives and compliance professionals, and devising and implementing internal training and compliance progammes.

Tina Kang

Tina Kang is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s London office. She focuses her practice on complex civil fraud claims and business disputes.

Tina has experience representing both claimants and defendants in contentious cases of significant value, often involving allegations…

Tina Kang is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s London office. She focuses her practice on complex civil fraud claims and business disputes.

Tina has experience representing both claimants and defendants in contentious cases of significant value, often involving allegations of fraud, conspiracy, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary and directors’ duties. She also has experience in international arbitration and has acted for a variety of clients in employment disputes and real estate litigation.