Nicholas Turner

Nicholas Turner

Of Counsel

Steptoe & Johnson HK LLP

Nick Turner works with multinational financial institutions and corporations in the United States, European Union, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia, and other jurisdictions in Asia on all aspects of economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, and anti-bribery and corruption compliance and investigations. Prior to joining Steptoe, Nick served as a regional sanctions compliance officer, based in Hong Kong, for a US-based multinational financial institution, after completing the bank’s two-year compliance management associate program in New York and California. He has experience advising on a wide range of financial services, including commercial and retail banking, credit cards, trade finance, capital markets, and digital services, among others. Drawing on his in-house experience, he focuses on guiding clients on designing and implementing practical and risk-based compliance programs and advising on the application of regulations from the US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other agencies to clients' international businesses. 

Nick has supported internal investigations and representation of a major, China-based telecommunications equipment company, US-based technology and consumer goods manufacturers, Europe- and Asia-based logistics companies, and Asia-based financial institutions, among other clients, before US enforcement agencies concerning compliance with US economic sanctions and exports controls regulations. In 2020, he was named to the Global Investigations Review (GIR) list of "40 Under 40" global investigations specialists.

Nick has also designed and delivered tailored trainings for clients on economic sanctions and anti-money laundering laws in the financial services, telecommunications, and manufacturing sectors. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops throughout Asia and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).