EU re-lists Arkady Rotenberg on Russia sanctions

The EU has re-listed Arkady Rotenberg on the EU’s sanctions against people said to be involved in undermining or threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

In November last year the General Court found that the reasons for Mr Rotenberg’s original listing were unlawful, and that the reasons for his second listing were in part unlawful (see previous blog).  This was because the EU could not show that he was “associated with people responsible for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine”, and because one of the reasons said to show that he “benefitted from decision-makers who were responsible for the annexation of Crimea” related to contracts won by Mr Rotenberg before President Putin threatened the annexation of Crimea.

The amended reasons are set out in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1374 implementing Regulation (EU) 269/2014 and Decision (CFSP) 2017/1386 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP. Maya Lester QC acts for Mr Rotenberg.

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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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