UK Government consultation on sanctions legislation post-Brexit

As foreshadowed on this blog (link here), the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK Government has published a white paper consulting on the legal powers it will need to be able to continue imposing and implementing sanctions once the UK leaves the EU.  Its focus is on the legal powers necessary to operate UK sanctions and not on the shape of UK sanctions policy in the future or other policy issues.   Comments on the questions for consultation should be sent to the FCO by 23 June 2017 (details on the consultation paper).  The House of Lords External Affairs Committee has postponed its inquiry into UK post-Brexit sanctions policy (see previous blog) in light of this white paper, updates will be published when available.

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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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