By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

EU designates the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs

The EU Council has added Faisal Mekdad, the Syrian Foreign Affairs minister to its sanctions list, on the grounds that, as a government minister, he “shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression against the Syrian people”. Mr Mekdad is now subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. A total of 289 people, and 70 entities are currently designated …

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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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