By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

UK Court dismisses challenge to Russia sanctions detention of Phi superyacht

In March 2022, Grant Shapps, then the Secretary of State for Transport, detained the superyacht Phi pursuant to regulation 57D of the UK Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (previous post). This was challenged by Dalston Projects & Sergei Naumenko, legal & beneficial owner of the Phi on the basis that the vessel was detained for an improper purpose and …

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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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