On 6th June, OCCRP reported that a Swiss lawyer will spend 2 months in jail after telling British and US authorities that his clients, 2 Russian oil traders, violated sanctions on Iran.  It says that the case reflects the hardline approach Switzerland takes against whistleblowers who violate corporate secrecy and attorney-client privilege.  The lawyer’s former clients, Murat Seitnepesov (managing director of Integral Petroleum SA) and Konstantin Ryndin, also accuse him of making false allegations to blackmail them into paying inflated legal fees.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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