Nicholas Turner is of counsel to Steptoe & Johnson’s Hong Kong office. He works with multinational financial institutions and corporations in the United States, the European Union, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and other jurisdictions in Asia on all aspects of economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, and anti-bribery and corruption compliance and investigations.
Prior to joining Steptoe, Nick served as a regional sanctions compliance officer, seated in Hong Kong, for a US-based multinational financial institution, after completing the bank’s two-year compliance management associate programme in New York and California. He has experience in advising on a wide range of financial services, including commercial and retail banking, credit cards, trade finance, capital markets and digital services, among others. Drawing on his in-house experience, he focuses on guiding clients on designing and implementing practical and risk-based compliance programs and advising on the application of regulations from the US Office of Foreign Assets Control and other agencies to clients’ international businesses.
Nick has designed and delivered tailored training sessions for clients on economic sanctions and anti-money laundering laws in the financial services, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops throughout Asia and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. In April 2020, Global Investigations Review named Nick on its list of ‘40 Under 40’ investigations specialists.