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‘One of the super-sets’, Brick Court Chambers is ‘an all-round strong’ set with ‘a large selection of high-quality competition law specialists’, ‘top commercial counsel’, ‘an excellent chambers for banking litigation’, and a ‘go-to’ set for public administrative law.
The Legal 500 2020
The clerks’ room ‘sets the benchmark’ for other sets with its ‘friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking’ clerks.
The Legal 500 2020
"An outstanding commercial set with a track record of excellence across its core areas of work."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"A set that is singled out for its "first-rate" clerking and "client service-oriented, commercial approach."

Maya Lester in 6 sanctions cases in the Luxembourg courts


Maya Lester is currently instructed in a large number of cases challenging asset freezing measures imposed by the United Nations and / or European Union. Most of these cases raise issues about rights of defence, the legal basis of these measures, and the relationship between UN Security Council resolutions and "autonomous" EU measures.

Her pending cases currently include Kadi (2) (anti-terrorist measures) and Tay Za (Burmese sanctions) in the European Court of Justice, and IRISL (Iran), Rautenbach (Zimbabwe) and El Materi (Tunisia) in the General Court of the European Union.

She has given a number of talks on this subject (including this year to the Bar European Group and the Human Rights Lawyers Association).