By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

US senators bill for Magnitsky sanctions on Hong Kong & Chinese officials

3 US senators have introduced the Hong Kong Be Water Act which calls for sanctions on officials, those operating on behalf/in cooperation with officials, and Chinese nationals and state-owned enterprises under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (E.O. 13818) to “combat the Hong Kong and Chinese governments’ suppression of Hongkongers’ freedoms of speech, association, assembly, procession, and demonstration”. The …

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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