By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Syrian President’s niece forfeits £25k following sanctions evasion

Aniseh Chawkat, the niece of Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, a student who has lived in London for over 4 years, has forfeited the contents of her UK bank account following the use of the account to evade sanctions and hold funds from the Syrian regime. A forfeiture order on a sum of £24,668.24 was granted at Westminster Magistrates Court…...

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’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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