Speaking Engagement

Rebuilding Ukraine: Making Sanctioned Individuals and Rogue States Pay Using Frozen and Seized Assets

London International Disputes Week

The Bingham Room
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
8 South Square
London WC1R 5ET, UK

Blank Rome partner Bradley L. Henry will serve as a panelist at London International Disputes Week (“LIDW”), being held June 3 through 7, 2024, at various locations in London, England, UK.


With its “Uniting for Global Challenge and Opportunity” theme, LIDW24 will look not only at what progress has been made in the dispute resolution world over the last year, but also at what we can expect over the next year and beyond. What does the next year hold for dispute resolution professionals around the world?

LIDW24 will feature a combination of a varied technical program combined with a variety of social and networking events to enable participants to share ideas, to make new contacts and connections, and to renew old acquaintances.

Brad’s session, “Rebuilding Ukraine: Making Sanctioned Individuals and Rogue States Pay Using Frozen and Seized Assets,” will take place on Wednesday, June 5, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.


At a time when the legal and political world is carefully considering the potential remedies available to unlock Russia’s frozen assets and support Ukraine, this timely panel will look in detail at the wide range of tools available to lawyers to help enforce awards against individuals or states that are subject to sanctions.

The discussion will address how to navigate hurdles preventing enforcement, especially in complex disputes which are often geopolitically sensitive by using a range of tactics including:

  • asset tracing investigations and intelligence-gathering,
  • geo-political insight and government relations campaigns, and
  • strategic communications, media relations, and influence campaigns.

The panel will also share their thoughts on how various “pressure points” can be identified and leveraged to enhance the chances of making a sanctioned individual or state pay up.

Based on recent case studies the panelists have worked on and recent research produced by the Kyiv School of Economics Institute they will outline what steps have succeeded in “moving the dial” in a range of complex and multijurisdictional enforcement campaigns.


  • Moderator: Ali Willis, Former BBC Journalist, Forward Global
  • Tymofiy Mylovanov, President of the Kyiv School of Economics and Former Ukrainian Minister of Economy
  • Jamison Firestone, FD Advisory
  • Brad Henry, Partner, Blank Rome & Co-Chair, Anti-Money-Laundering and Sanctions Expert Subcommittee, International Bar Association
  • Farhaz Khan KC, 3VB
  • Caroline Azouble-Mitchell, Director, Forward Risk
  • Alex Just, Forward Global
  • Lesia Vasylenko, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament

To register for Brad’s session, please visit the session webpage.

For more information about LIDW24, please visit the event webpage.