By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

FATF “blacklists” Iran & encourages jurisdictions to apply counter-measures

The Financial Action Task Force has determined, following a 2020 plenary meeting, that Iran has not carried out commitments made in a 2016 Action Plan to address its AML/CFT deficiencies (see post). The FATF has therefore lifted the suspension of counter-measures against Iran, and “calls on its members and urges all jurisdictions to apply effective counter-measures”, such as requiring enhanced …

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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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