By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Mehdi Shams sentenced with Babak Zanjani for Iran sanctions evasion

Mehdi Shams, an Iranian-British businessman, was sentenced to death in Iran last month, alongside billionaire Babak Zanjani (see previous blog), for allegedly defrauding Iran’s government of $2 billion and helping to circumvent sanctions on Iran’s oil industry. Mr Shams, who has admitted to circumventing sanctions, is said to have first come to the UK as a senior employee of the previously...

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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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