EU renews Russia sanctions

As foreshadowed last week (see previous blog), the EU Council has decided to renew its economic sanctions against Russia for another 6 months, until 21 January 2018.  The sanctions target Russia’s financial, energy, and defence sectors, and access to dual-use goods. The EU press release is here. See Council Decision 2017/1148 amending Council Decision 2014/512/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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