POLL: the real impact of Russian sanctions

Author: Gemma Varriale | Published: 29 May 2014

Deal counsel must now navigate a minefield of sanctions against Russia. IFLR examines how the restrictions have impacted the country’s business environment

What will be the real impact of sanctions on Russia?
Russia's standoff with the west over the crisis in Ukraine has led many to question how sanctions will impact investors and companies with exposure to the country.

As IFLR goes to press, sanctions remain targeted and in the form of travel bans and asset freezes. But rhetoric is hardening. The US, UK, France and Germany have argued that trade embargoes should be imposed on undisclosed sectors of the Russian economy. There has also been talk of hitting the financial sector.

As the crisis unfolds, IFLR asks the market about how the sanctions are changing the Russia's business landscape.

Taking 29% of the vote, many expect to see the growth of local banks as international lenders retreat. Certainly,...