Former Ukrainian PM Azarov’s EU sanctions appeal

CJEU1The European Court of Justice has upheld an appeal by former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov against the General Court’s judgment refusing to annul his 2015 listing on the EU’s Ukraine misappropriation sanctions. Judgment here: C-530/17 P (19 December 2018). The ECJ held that the General Court had erred in deciding that the EU Council had not been required to verify that the decision of the Ukrainian authorities, on which it had adopted these measures, had been taken in accordance with the rights of the defence and the right to effective judicial protection.

Mr Azarov remains listed because his challenge to his 2017 sanctions listing was rejected by the General Court a week before (and he was re-listed in 2018). Judgment here: T-247/17 (13 December 2018).

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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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