ECJ rejects appeals by Russian banks VTB & Vnesheconombank

European Court of Justice has dismissed appeals brought by VTB Bank and Vnesheconombank against the General Court’s judgments (here) upholding their inclusion in 2014 in the EU’s sanctions restricting the access of some Russian banks to EU capital markets. The judgments are here: VTB Bank C-729/18 P (25 June 2020, for whom Maya Lester QC acted), and Vnesheconombank C-731/18 P …

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About Maya Lester QC

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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