By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

EU Commission PQ on sanctions circumvention

In response to a parliamentary question, HR/VP Josep Borrell has confirmed on behalf of the European Commission that: If a person transfers ownership of an asset before being EU-sanctioned, that is not a sanctions violation. If the person maintains control over the asset after their sanctions listing, the asset is frozen. Participating in a scheme after sanctions are imposed which …

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About Michael O'Kane

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

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