WorldECR, the journal of export controls and sanctions, has named Peters & Peters “Sanctions Law Firm of the year (Europe)” in 2015. The award recognises that the team, led by Michael O’Kane, has had a “disproportionate impact on the market over the last few years”, and cites its “truly varied roster of instructions”, including the following (in which Maya Lester is instructed):
- Representing 121 listed Zimbabwean clients before the General Court in the largest and most complex sanctions legal challenge ever brought.
- Advising a high-profile Russian national on his listing before the European court and on transferring funds without breaching EU sanctions.
- Acting for a multinational corporation with operations in more than 100 countries, including Iran and Russia.
WorldECR also refers to the development of this blog, produced by Michael O’Kane with Maya Lester of Brick Court Chambers, as “a highly regarded innovation”.