Pursuant to the judgment of the General Court of the European Union in respect of Al-Tabbaa v Council of the European Union (Cases T-329/12 and T-74/13), published on 25 August 2014, the asset freeze imposed against Mazen Al-Tabbaa pursuant to the EU restrictive measures regime in respect of Syria has been removed by annulment of the relevant EU instruments, insofar as they relate to Mr Al-Tabbaa. The effects of the judgment, which had ordered the annulment of the restrictive measures, had been stayed for a period of 2 months and 10 days to permit the EU to appeal. The EU failed to bring an appeal within this period and accordingly the annulment of the asset freeze against Mr Al-Tabbaa has taken effect.