By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US Supreme Court – Halkbank does not have statutory immunity from prosecution for sanctions violations

The US Supreme Court in an opinion this week has held that the District Court has jurisdiction over the prosecution of state-owned Turkish bank Halkbank, regarding allegations by the DOJ that it conspired to evade US sanctions on Iran. In 2019, the DOJ announced charges against Halkbank for laundering billions of dollars of Iranian oil and gas proceeds through the …

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’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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