By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

Turkish banker convicted in US Iran sanctions evasion trial

Yesterday, Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla was found guilty by a federal jury in New York of conspiracy to violate US sanctions against Iran. The scheme consisted of a money-laundering network facilitated by Turkish state bank Halkbank, which allowed Iran to gain access to international markets in contravention of US sanctions. Although nine defendants had been charged in the case,...

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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...

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