The ECJ has upheld the judgment of the General Court that Bank Mellat had been unlawfully included in the EU’s Iran sanctions, following Advocate General Sharpson’s opinion (see previous blog). A link to the ECJ judgment is here: Case C-176/13 P Bank Mellat .
Since 2010, Bank Mellat had been listed by the EU for supporting Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, providing banking services to UN and EU designated entities, and for being the parent of FEE (UN designated). The ECJ held (in summary) that:
Meanwhile Bank Mellat’s damages action in the UK against the Government for unlawful inclusion in the UK’s proliferation sanctions (pre its EU listing) continues; see previous blog.
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