Dutch Supreme Court rejects Iranian national extradition appeal – Blocking Statute not a bar

The Dutch Supreme Court has denied an Iranian national’s challenge to a US extradition request, and rejected the argument that extraditing the individual would violate the EU Blocking Regulation. The court held that the regulation does not protect persons/entities whose trading activities may contribute to Iran’s military capabilities on the basis that such trading is also criminalised under the EU’s …

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

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