Listing the subsidiaries of Iranian banks: Melli Bank Plc loses in the general court

Melli Bank Plc is a UK bank regulated by the Financial Services Authority, owned by Bank Melli Iran. The European Court has rejected Melli Bank Plc’s 2nd application for annulment. In the first case (Case T-246/08), the Court upheld the European Council’s power to include subsidiaries of Iranian banks on the EU’s sanctions list because of the danger that a...

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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