Panama papers may suggest sanctions breaches

The so-called ‘Panama papers’ leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, consist of 40 year’s worth of records (some 11.5 million) for 214,488 entities connected to people in more than 200 countries, including emails, spreadsheets, corporate records and personal data. The press have reported that a number of the documents suggest attempts by sanctioned companies and people to circumvent sanctions.  Link here to interviews on this topic today on BBC News and Radio 4’s The World at One with Maya Lester QC of this blog.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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