By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Report says UK shell companies used to disguise N Korean shipping sanctions violations

An investigation by RUSI (the Royal United Services Institute) and The Times suggests that UK shell companies are used to disguise a network of commercial cargo vessels exporting North Korean coal in violation of UN and EU sanctions. The investigation found that in January 2019, a British-owned vessel named the Lucky Star was captured with satellite and aerial photography loading …

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

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