By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

English High Court rejects defence of reasonable belief that Russia sanctions applied

The Commercial Court has given judgment in Celestial Aviation Services Ltd v UniCredit Bank, rejecting a defence under s.44 SAMLA 2018, which provides that people and entities are not liable for civil proceedings, for which they would otherwise be liable, if they held a reasonable belief that they were acting in compliance with sanctions regulations. In March 2023, the Commercial …

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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