Grace 1 sets sail after Gibraltar rejects US Mutual Legal Assistance requests

On 18 August, Gibraltar announced that it would not comply with two US mutual legal assistance (MLA) requests to seize and restrain the Grace 1 and its oil cargo, in anticipation of forfeiture proceedings to be started in the US. Shortly after this announcement, the Grace 1 sailed from Gibraltar. UK Press Release here. According to the Gibraltar Central Authority, …

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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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