US evidentiary memorandum in Deripaska sanctions challenge

We have reported here on Oleg Deripaska’s case against the US Treasury requesting de-listing from US sanctions. On 29 May 2019 the Treasury disclosed a redacted evidentiary memorandum setting out the basis for Mr Deripaska’s listing, namely that he has acted for/on behalf of a senior official of the Russian Federation and operates in the energy sector of the Russian economy. The evidence includes quotations from newspaper articles, his involvement in World Economic Forum projects, his diplomatic passport, and the websites and prospectus of EN+ Group. Mr Deripaska has given a statement explaining why he does not accept OFAC’s basis for listing.

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Maya Lester QC

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...

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