US to seize Manhattan skyscraper for sanctions violations

The US has said it may seize a Manhattan skyscraper 60% owned by Iranian-American charity Alavi Foundation, which is said to have been involved in violating sanctions against Iran.  The other 40% is said to be owned by a partner of the charity using the property to channel millions of dollars to Iran in violation of US sanctions. Alavi says that it had no knowledge of the partner’s activities.

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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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