Rolls-Royce denies circumventing US sanctions

rolls-royce-1At the end of last year, UK jet-engine manufacturer Rolls Royce defended itself against allegations that it had exploited a “loophole” in US sanctions to sell industrial turbines and related products to Iran between 1975 and 1995, by conducting the business through a UK division with no US management.  In a statement, Rolls Royce acknowledged that it did business with Iran, but said that it complied with all relevant sanctions and export controls.

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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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