Switzerland plans to ease Iran sanctions alongside the EU and UN

Switzerland has said that it plans “in principle” to ease its sanctions against Iran, in accordance with changes made by the EU and UN to their own sanctions regimes following the agreement of the JCPOA nuclear deal in July. The Swiss government stated that it has asked the Economy Ministry to draft changes to the sanctions which “open new perspectives for cooperation with Iran”, though it has also said that sanctions would remain in place until Iran meets its obligations under the nuclear deal.

In August, Switzerland lifted a number of its sanctions against Iran, which had been suspended since January, in response to the agreement of the JCPOA (see previous blog).

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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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