By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

World Chess Federation’s Swiss accounts frozen over US Syria sanctions

The World Chess Federation has announced that its Swiss UBS bank accounts have been closed after its president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, had sanctions imposed by OFAC on 25 November 2015, pursuant to Executive Order 13582, for “materially assisting and acting for or on behalf of” previously designated entities and individuals, including the Government of Syria and the Central Bank of Syria (links...

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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...

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