Halkbank agrees to appear in Iran sanctions evasion proceedings

Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank has agreed to appear in the District Court for the Southern District of New York to challenge an indictment issued in October over the bank’s alleged conspiracy to circumvent US sanctions against Iran by facilitating a $20 billion oil for gas scheme. Halkbank had previously refused to enter a plea in response to the charges on the …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

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...

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