Region: Turkey

OFAC signs $824,000 sanctions settlement with coatings company

Whitford Worldwide Company’s voluntary disclosure, new sanctions compliance training programme and hiring of compliance monitors helped to spare it from a far more substantial penalty, OFAC said.

28 July 2020

Halkbank sanctions trial to begin in March 2021

02 July 2020

Lawyers for Halkbank say request for special appearance is uncontroversial

King & Spalding has defended its request to make a special appearance to challenge charges against Turkish bank Halkbank over a multi-billion dollar sanctions evasion scheme.

20 November 2019

Halkbank slams US sanctions charges

Turkish bank Halkbank has blasted the DOJ’s “unfair” indictment a day after US authorities accused the bank of taking part in a multi-billion-dollar sanctions violations scheme.

16 October 2019

Turkish shipping company investigated for sanctions violations

26 July 2019

Ex-southern district criminal division chief returns to private practice

Lisa Zornberg oversaw several of the office’s high-profile cases, including the prosecution of US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen and the highly politicised case against Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab.

12 April 2019

OFAC announces “unprecedented” sanctions penalties

08 February 2019

US Treasury sanctions 17 individuals linked to Khashoggi murder

15 November 2018

People news: Trump nominee joins US Treasury

In the latest people news round-up, changes at the DOJ, OFAC and the SEC, as well as law firm hires in DC, New York, London and more.

24 September 2018

Turkey’s finance minister says Halkbank did not violate Iran sanctions

04 September 2018

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