Today, OFAC has designated Lebanese national Muhammad ‘Abdallah al-Amin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), pursuant to Executive Order 13224, for “providing material support to Hizballah insider and financier Adham Husayn Tabaja”. OFAC has also designated 7 Lebanon-based companies owned or controlled by him: Sierra Gas SAL Offshore; Lama Foods SARL; Lama Foods International Offshore SAL; Impulse SARL; Impulse International SAL Offshore; M. Marine SAL Offshore; and Thaingui SAL Offshore. As a result, all are now subject to US asset freezes. See OFAC Notice and US Treasury press release.
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 >