Helen Aldridge

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Helen Aldridge advises clients on investment treaty arbitration and international regulatory compliance matters. Helen’s regulatory practice includes assisting clients in conducting compliance program assessments, carrying out due diligence reviews, and assisting on internal investigations of alleged violations of anti-corruption laws. She also has experience assisting clients with debarment proceedings before the World Bank, and acts as counsel on cases before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

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On February 18, 2016, the Fifth Chamber of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered a judgment in the matter of Council of the European Union v Bank Mellat (Case C-176/13 P) that could pave the way for Bank Mellat to recover damages based on its designation for sanctions by EU and UK authorities, and could prompt other previously sanctioned Iranian banks to follow suit. This matter concerns the European Council’s (Council) appeal to set…
On February 10, 2016, a draft of the Policing and Crime Bill 2015-16 (“the Bill”) was introduced to the UK House of Commons and given its First Reading.  The Bill is a lengthy document covering a wide variety of issues, including financial sanctions, which are contained within Part 8. Alongside the Bill, the UK government also published a factsheet on financial sanctions, which explains that as [f]inancial sanctions are an important foreign policy and…