By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US Court rules that Halkbank can be prosecuted over Iran sanctions violations

On 22 October 2021, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) does not protect state-owned Turkish lender Halkbank from criminal prosecution over accusations that it helped Iran evade US sanctions, as the charges would fall under the commercial activity exception of the FSIA. Case 20-3499-cr. Judgment here. See previous post …

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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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