EU de-lists 2 Syrian firms after successful annulment applications

The EU has de-listed Tri-Ocean Energy and its subsidiary Tri-Ocean Trading from its sanctions on Syria.  The de-listings follow their successful annulment applications in the General Court of the EU in September 2016 (see previous blog).  The Court annulled their listings on the basis that the Council had not properly identified the two entities, and had not substantiated its allegation that the applicants were “providing support to the Syrian regime and benefitting from the regime by organising covert shipments of oil”.

See Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1996 implementing Regulation 36/2012 and Council Implementing Decision CFSP 2016/2000 implementing Decision 2013/255/CFSP.

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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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