Businessman acquitted of breaching Syria sanctions in Canada

The Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Canada has acquitted Nader Mohamed Kalai, a Lebanese businessman accused of breaching the Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations, after the prosecution offered no evidence on the first day of his trial. Mr Kalai was the first person in Canada to be charged with violating Syria sanctions. He was alleged to have invested 15 million Syrian …

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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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