By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

1st Canadian Syria sanctions prosecution

Nader Mohamad Kalai, a Syrian national resident in Halifax, Canada, has been charged with breaching the Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations. Prosecutors allege he made a payment of 15million Syrian pounds, equivalent to $140,000 Canadian dollars, to property and telecoms company Syrialink. Mr Kalai is the first person in Canada to be prosecuted for violating Syria sanctions. He has pleaded …

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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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