Trump and Putin may discuss Russia sanctions today

trumpPresident Trump is due to speak to President Putin today, in their first call since Trump took office.  It is being reported that lifting US sanctions may be on the agenda.  When asked whether the leaders would discuss lifting US sanctions on Russia, senior aide to Trump Kellyanne Conway said that “All of this is under consideration”.  There have also been reports that a member of Mr Trump’s team has drafted an executive order to lift sanctions on Russia.

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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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  1. U.S. Senators John McCain and Bob Portman warned the White House about easing sanctions on Russia, calling this course of action “reckless”. Both senators pledged that if Trump issues an executive order listing sanctions on Russia, they pledged to turn sanctions into law.

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