By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

German prosecutors charge tech executives over export control breaches

On Monday 22 May, The Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office announced that it has charged four ex-managing directors at Munich-based technology company FinFisher for allegedly selling restricted software to a Turkish government agency without an export licence (press release). The Dual-use Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2021/821) limits the sale of cybersurveillance software to a small group of countries outside the EU that does …

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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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