By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

Commerzbank agrees to pay $1.45bn in penalties for sanctions, fraud and money laundering related offences

On 12 March 2015, Commerzbank AG agreed to pay a total of $1.45 billion in penalties and enter into a three-year deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice for doing business with Iran and other sanctioned countries, in addition to failing to have in place adequate money laundering and fraud controls. Alongside forfeiture and fines levied by other bodies...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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