10 Mar.

Deloitte Legal Webcast Special

Sanctions against Russia – what to consider now?

Thursday, 09:00 a.m.  CET

Thursday, 10 March 2022 | 09:00 - 10:00 a.m.



Webcast in German language – feel free to contact any member of our team for explanations in English. 

In response to the Russian military's invasion of Ukraine, both the European Union and the United States imposed comprehensive trade restrictions against Russia, Belarus, and separatist-held territories in eastern Ukraine and expanded personal sanctions. They also decided to exclude Ukraine from the SWIFT banking communications system. Other states are following suit. It is also expected that further sanctions will come into force. It is essential for German companies to closely monitor current and future developments in international trade and respond appropriately.

We would like to introduce you to the sanctions and explain what they consist of. In addition, we provide an outlook on possible further developments in the context of sanctions and present the effects that the trade restrictions will have on existing and future business relationships in this region and with the sanctioned parties in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

Therefore, we invite you to join our webinar.

Our team of experts consisting of Ms. Bettina Mertgen (Foreign Trade Law) and Mr. Johannes Passas (Commercial) will guide you through the webinar.


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In case of organizational questions, please contact:

Corinna Göbert

Tel: +49 211 87722491

Your Contact

Bettina Mertgen

Bettina Mertgen


Bettina Mertgen joined Deloitte Legal as a specialist lawyer for tax law, tax advisor and advisor for customs and excise tax in May 2016 and advises national and international clients in all questions with respect to customs-, excise tax- and foreign trade law. Her expertise covers all areas of customs- and foreign trade law and Bettina’s special focus lays on litigation, compliance reviews and audits. In this context, she defends clients in alleged infringements of customs-, excise tax- or foreign trade law, supports the implementation or conducts the review of compliance systems in this area and leads litigations with respect to e.g. customs value- or customs tariff law. Before joining Deloitte Legal, Bettina Mertgen was working several years for another international Law Firm. International Tax Review names her “Women in Tax - Leaders in Germany“. Bettina Mertgen speaks German and English. Office: Frankfurt 

Johannes T. Passas, LL.M. (Edinburgh)

Johannes T. Passas, LL.M. (Edinburgh)


Johannes T. Passas has been working in the Hanover office of Deloitte Legal since 2012. Johannes focuses on national and international distribution and trade law and on insolvency law. His work covers comprehensive legal advice with respect to distribution networks, national and international trade transactions and commercial contracts including general terms and conditions. In the area of insolvency law Johannes advises distressed companies, creditors and insolvency administrators. Johannes advises and represents clients also in disputes and litigation. Johannes studied law at the Universities of Hamburg and Athens. At the University of Edinburgh he attended a master programme focusing on transnational commercial law (LL.M. in Commercial Law). He was admitted to bar in 2004. Before joining Deloitte Legal, Johannes  worked for an international law firm in Brussels and a renowned commercial law firm in Hanover. Johannes speaks German and English.

Thursday, 10 Mar 2022 09:00 a.m. CET
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