By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

US lifts sanctions on Burma/Myanmar

As foreshadowed, President Obama has ended the national emergency declared in respect of Burma/Myanmar, lifting the sanctions that first came into force in 1997 in response to a “pattern of severe repression” by the Burmese regime (see previous blog). The Executive Order states that “Burma’s substantial advances to promote democracy… the release of many political prisoners, and greater enjoyment of...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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