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Following on from a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (“FAC“) on November 13, at which the FAC unanimously agreed to impose restrictive measures on Venezuela, the EU has today published Council Decision 2017/2074 and Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 (together, the “Legislation“). The Legislation prescribes targeted sanctions against Venezuela, including an arms embargo, with immediate effect.


Ross Denton is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s European Community, Competition & Trade Department in London and member of the Baker McKenzie Japanese Practice Group. He also served as coordinator of the Firm’s International Trade & WTO Practice Group. Ross routinely advises US and Japanese multinationals on EU and UK competition matters and international trade law issues. In addition to his practice, Ross contributes to a number of publications, including Laws of the European Communities and Encyclopedia of Information Technology. He is a member of the UK Customs Practitioners Group and the World Trade Lawyers Association.