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Taking stock on Russian sanctions and their practical impact on businesses

With the crisis in Ukraine, new sanctions of unseen magnitude are being issued at an unprecedented pace, and staying abreast of the shifting regulatory demands can seem overwhelming.

Join us for a discussion during ournext Chairman's Luncheon on the latest developments regarding the sanctions against Russia. Our SwissCham Partner Schellenberg Wittmer will join as a special guest and Julie Raneda (Partner, Singapore) and Benjamin Gottlieb (Senior Associate, Zurich)will share interesting insights on "Taking stock on Russian sanctions and their practical impact on businesses".

Taking a practical approach, our speakers will help you understand how the sanctions could impact your business and propose strategies to mitigate your risk exposure. After an overview of the latest sanctions, they will discuss, among others, their impact on contractual obligations and the role of force majeure on international contracts.

Our chairman, Georg von Wattenwyl, will be moderating the session.

The event fee covers a 3-course lunch menu and drinks at our SwissCham Member DHM- Restaurant Riviera.

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Useful information for members:

  • Ordinary Member: 2 attendees at member price
  • Associate Member: 1 attendee at member price
  • Young Professional: 1 attendee at member price

Non-members are welcome to attend as well!


  • Cancellation can be done until 11 August 2022 by sending an email to: 90% of the ticket price will be refunded.


Chairman's welcoming speech
Georg Von Wattenwyl
  • Georg Von Wattenwyl (Chairman of SwissCham Singapore, CEO at Vontobel)

    Georg Von Wattenwyl

    Chairman of SwissCham Singapore, CEO at Vontobel

    Georg von Wattenwyl is a financial industry veteran with over 20 years of experience with leading firms in the banking and finance sector. He brings with him a wide breadth of corporate and association experience, having been appointed as Managing Director and Head EAM Asia and Global Head Family Offices at Vontobel in 2019.
    Bolstering his association credentials, von Wattenwyl has been serving as Chairman of the Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) since 2014.
    On August 1, 2019, von Wattenwyl was appointed Chairman of the board of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Singapore, succeeding his predecessor Dr Tom Ludescher. With more than 200 active members, SwissCham represents the diversity of the Swiss Business Community in Singapore.

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Guest Speaker's presentation
Julie RanedaBenjamin Gottlieb
  • Julie Raneda (Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd)

    Julie Raneda

    Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd

    Julie Raneda is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's international arbitration practice in Singapore. She represents clients in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations.

    Julie has been involved as counsel in complex arbitrations seated in civil and common law jurisdictions and also acts as an arbitrator. Her main areas of expertise include construction and engineering, energy, pharmaceutical/life sciences, manufacturing and international sales. She also advises clients in relation to trade sanctions.

    After completing a degree in international relations at the Graduate Institute Geneva, Julie graduated with a law degree from the University of Geneva. Julie was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2011 and to the Singapore bar in 2016 (foreign lawyer). She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

    Julie is the chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) South East Asia Chapter and the co-chair of the IPBA Next Generation Committee. Julie is AIJA's National Representative in Singapore and a co-founder of the Women's Business Society established in Geneva in 2012.

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  • Benjamin Gottlieb (Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd.)

    Benjamin Gottlieb

    Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd.

    Benjamin Gottlieb is a senior associate in Schellenberg Wittmer's international arbitration group in Zurich. His main areas of practice include international arbitration, as well as domestic and international commercial litigation. Benjamin advises and represents clients with a specific focus on international sales, sanctions related issues, construction and engineering, and energy. He also sits as an arbitrator and is an expert on the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and co-editor of a commentary on the CISG. He is a member of the executive committee of AIA-Arbit40, the Italian arbitration association for practitioners below 40, and a lecturer at the University of Zurich for contracts law, international commercial arbitration and the CISG.

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Lunch & Networking


Restaurant Riviera
Riviera, #02-06, One Fullerton,1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213

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