The US has said it may seize a Manhattan skyscraper 60% owned by Iranian-American charity Alavi Foundation, which is said to have been involved in violating sanctions against Iran. The other 40% is said to be owned by a partner of the charity using the property to channel millions of dollars to Iran in violation of US sanctions. Alavi says that it had no knowledge of the partner’s activities.
Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...See profile for Maya Lester QC >