German court orders Deutsche Telekom to resume services to Bank Melli Iran

In late November 2018, the Hamburg District Court ordered Deutsche Telekom to reinstate internet and telephone services to Bank Melli Iran, rejecting Deutsche Telekom’s reasons given for terminating services without notice (the concerns were said to be about the bank’s resources). US secondary sanctions on Iran came back into force on 5 November 2018 and Deutsche Telekom suspended services from 16 November. Bank Sepah and European Iranian Trade Bank are also said to have obtained similar injunctions in Frankfurt and Hamburg.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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