EU agrees six-month extension to Russia sectoral sanctions

Russia-EUYesterday, at an EU summit in Brussels, EU leaders agreed to continue sanctions on Russia for 6 months.  These are the measures that target the financial, energy and defence industries, and are due for renewal again in July 2018. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, stated that the EU was “united on [the] roll-over of economic sanctions on Russia” (here).

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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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