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Halkbank asks for further delays in blockbuster sanctions case

Halkbank asks for further delays in blockbuster sanctions case

30 June 2020

Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank has said it will need nearly two years to prepare for a trial over allegations it participated in a vast scheme to launder money and violate US sanctions on Iran.

Halkbank pleads not guilty to Iranian sanctions busting scheme

Halkbank pleads not guilty to Iranian sanctions busting scheme

31 March 2020

The bank’s new lawyers said they want “to turn over a new leaf” in the highly-politicised case.

Halkbank agrees to contest indictment in court

Halkbank agrees to contest indictment in court

25 February 2020

The Turkish state-owned Halkbank has said it will appear in US federal court to dispute sanctions and money laundering charges, ending a months-long stand-off with prosecutors.

DOJ demands Halkbank pay $1 million per day for contempt

DOJ demands Halkbank pay $1 million per day for contempt

22 January 2020

US prosecutors have asked a New York judge to impose daily penalties against Halkbank for refusing to answer charges linked to a multibillion-dollar sanctions evasion scheme.

Indicted Halkbank’s truncated lobbying effort

Indicted Halkbank’s truncated lobbying effort

06 December 2019

Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank cut ties with a prominent US lobbying firm hired to promote the bank’s compliance efforts after it was indicted over a multibillion-dollar sanctions evasion scheme.

Halkbank must attend US court to challenge sanctions charges

Halkbank must attend US court to challenge sanctions charges

06 December 2019

A federal court in Manhattan has denied Halkbank’s request for its lawyers to make a “special appearance” to challenge an indictment without first acknowledging receipt of it.

SDNY chief blasts Halkbank's “illogical” argument

SDNY chief blasts Halkbank's “illogical” argument

27 November 2019

US prosecutors have chastised the lawyers acting for Turkish bank Halkbank over an “empty delay tactic.”

Lawyers for Halkbank say request for special appearance is uncontroversial

Lawyers for Halkbank say request for special appearance is uncontroversial

20 November 2019

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.

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