US Senate passes Hong Kong Autonomy Bill

We reported in May 2020, that US Senators had introduced the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, which if passed, would authorise sanctions on people and entities that “materially contribute” to the contravention of Hong Kong’s Basic Law, and banks that conduct significant transactions with them. The US Senate has now unanimously passed the bill, as well as a resolution condemning China’s …

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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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