Nick Turner is a lawyer with Steptoe & Johnson Hong Kong, where he advises on the application of economic sanctions and anti-money laundering laws and regulations to the international activities of financial institutions, corporations, and nongovernmental organizations. He specialises in advising on economic sanctions administered by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and anti-money laundering regulations adopted pursuant to recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), drawing on his prior experiences as a sanctions compliance officer for a US-based financial institution.
His professional experience includes advising on economic sanctions and anti-money laundering issues in the context of capital markets, multilateral development bank financing, retail and commercial banking, aviation and shipping, logistics, telecommunications, manufacturing, virtual assets, and other sectors that are deeply impacted by the increasing use of economic sanctions by state actors - with emphasis on those targeting Iran, North Korea, Russia and China.
Nick is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops throughout Asia and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He is a co-editor of the first edition of the ‘Guide to Sanctions’, published by Global Investigations Review (GIR) in 2020, and is the author of a widely read weekly briefing on economic sanctions developments. He is qualified to practice law in the State of New York and is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong, where he has lived since 2014.