EU to extend Russia sectoral sanctions for 6 months

EU2On 29 June 2018, at an EU summit in Brussels, European leaders agreed to extend for 6 months the EU’s sanctions on Russia which target the financial, energy and defence sectors of the Russian economy. The measures were originally introduced in July 2014 for 1 year in response to Russia’s actions “destabilising the situation in Ukraine”. The sanctions have been renewed every 6 months since adoption.

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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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