Banks decline legal transfers to Syria because of sanctions risks

Reports suggest that charities and others involved in humanitarian and other legal transfers of funds to Syria are being blocked by banks. The problem of “de-risking” was highlighted in April by the Center for a New American Security, and also in David Anderson QC’s report to the UK Parliament on Asset-Freezing in March last year (see previous blogs here and...

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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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