US to issue sanctions list of people transacting with Russia’s intelligence and defence sectors by 29 Jan.

US-Russia2.jpgPursuant to section 231(a) of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), the US administration has until 29 January 2018 to detail a list of people for sanctions that have knowingly engaged in a “significant transaction” with a person that is part of, or operates for or on behalf of, the defence or intelligence sectors of the Russian Government.

In late October 2017, the US issued guidance under section 231(d) of CAATSA, naming 39 Russian entities that fit into that category of being part of, or operating for or on behalf of, the defence and intelligence sectors of the Russian Government. The guidance itself does not impose sanctions on the specified entities (see previous blog 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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