The General Court of the EU has granted applications brought by Tri Ocean Energy (TOE) and its subsidiary Tri-Ocean Trading (TOT) for their listings on the EU’s sanctions against Syria to be annulled. The judgments are here: Case T-719/14 Tri Ocean Energy v Council & Case T-709/14 Tri-Ocean Trading v Council. There were 2 main reasons for this result:
In view of its decision to annul the listing of Tri Ocean Energy, the Court also upheld the annulment application brought by Mohamed Farahat, a Vice-President of Tri Ocean Energy, given that his listing was based entirely on his relationship with that organisation. See Case T-830/14 Farahat v Council.
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