By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

European court annuls sanctions listing of Syrian lawyer: Sabbagh v Council

The General Court of the European Union (the EU’s first instance court) has annulled the listing of Bassam Sabbagh, a Syrian lawyer included on the EU’s sanctions against Syria since November 2011, in Case T-652/11 Sabbagh v Council (26 February 2015). He was included on the grounds that he is head of a law firm in Damascus and a lawyer…...

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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