EUROPEAN UNION RE-LISTS IRISL ON IRAN SANCTIONS

The EU has today published a new Decision and Implementing Regulation re-listing the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line (IRISL), and a number of companies alleged to be connected with IRISL, on the EU’s sanctions measures concerning Iran. This is the first EU listing decision since the announcement of the Joint Plan of Action on Sunday – see previous blog.  HM Treasury has published a notice on these new measures.

We previously reported that IRISL (and a number of other companies) won its application to annul its designation in the General Court of the European Union on 16 September 2013.  That judgment has not been appealed to the European Court of Justice.  We also reported that the European Council has re-listed a number of Iranian companies and individuals that also won their applications for annulment, including shipping agency companies HTTS and Good Luck Shipping (blog on Good Luck Shipping’s case here).  As explained here,  the Council then amended the criteria for inclusion in the EU’s Iran sanctions list to widen the categories of targeted individuals and entities.

Judgment will be handed down in Luxembourg on 12 December 2013 in the case of Nabipour & Ors, an application for annulment by 11 individuals said to be connected with IRISL or its subsidiaries.  Maya Lester acts for IRISL and the other applicants in IRISL’s case, Good Luck Shipping, and the individuals in the Nabipour case.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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