Two new UK Russian terrorism designations

OFSI1.jpegThe UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has designated two people pursuant to section 4 of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 which permits HM Treasury to designate where it has “a reasonable belief that the persons specified… have taken or are likely to take action which is to the detriment of the UK economy, or a threat to the life or property of one or more nationals or residents of the UK”. The freezing orders have been made in relation to Andrey Lugovoy, listed as a “Member of the Russian Duma (Parliament)”, and Dmitri Kovtun, a Moscow-born national listed as the “General Director of Global Project”; it’s a crime to make funds available to those individuals. The OFSI Notice explains that the designated persons may apply to Court to set aside this designation under section 63 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008.

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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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