We reported in July last year (here) that the General Court of the EU dismissed the challenge by the Iranian Offshore Engineering Company to its re-listing on the EU’s Iran sanctions for being an “important entity” in Iran’s energy sector which “provides financial and logistical support to the government of Iran”. The ECJ has now upheld the General Court’s judgment on appeal, holding that the reasons given for listing the company, and the criterion of providing “logistical support” to the Government of Iran were sufficiently precise to withstand judicial review, and that the Court below had been entitled to conclude on the facts that the IOEC is an important company in the energy sector providing the government with logistical support. A link to the judgment is here: Case C-459/15 P.
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...See profile for Maya Lester QC >