Iranian Offshore Engineering Co loses its EU court appeal

We reported in July last year (here) that the General Court of the EU dismissed the challenge by the Iranian Offshore Engineering Company to its re-listing on the EU’s Iran sanctions for being an “important entity” in Iran’s energy sector which “provides financial and logistical support to the government of Iran”.  The ECJ has now upheld the General Court’s judgment on appeal, holding that the reasons given for listing the company, and the criterion of providing “logistical support” to the Government of Iran were sufficiently precise to withstand judicial review, and that the Court below had been entitled to conclude on the facts that the IOEC is an important company in the energy sector providing the government with logistical support.  A link to the judgment is here; Case C-459/15 P.

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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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