In complex global markets, it's more important than ever to understand, anticipate, and quickly respond to a wide range of regulatory challenges. Our objective is to help our clients to achieve a competitive advantage and minimize regulatory risks. To this end, our Regulatory and Compliance practice utilizes the skills of lawyers with significant experience in heavily regulated public sectors.
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND ANTI-CORRUPTION LEGISLATION
Our lawyers have experience in the area of international regulatory compliance on matters relating to anti-corruption and anti-money laundering. We have in-dept knowledge of local anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws. We are also familiar with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K. Bribery Act and OECD Anti-bribery convention and work with international companies to develop internal compliance systems as well as codes of behaviour and best practices. We also assit our clients with internal investigations, litigation, counseling and compliance audits.
Examples of our work include:
- Edvising a multinational publicly-listed company on various aspects of ensuring compliance with the company's anti-corruption policies and local laws and customs
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT
Our Internatonal Trade and Investment Practice advise our clients on a wide range of customs, international trade and investment matters, including import and export control and duties, customs clearance, applicability of customs regimes, scope of bilateral investment treaties. We also participate in drafting, development and interpretation of investment treaties between the investor and the government.
We regularly advise our clients on issues such as the completion of customs declarations, appropriate customs documentation and statistical declarations to be presented to customs authorities; product classifications, customs valuations, complex rules of origin and preference calculations, customs audits, storage and movement of duty suspended goods and accreditation of customs brokerage agencies customs declarants.
Our Competetition Law practice group benefits from the hand-on regulatory expertise of our lawyers who have previous work experience in the competition policy agency. We offer broad spectre of services relating to competition law matters, including obtaining merger clearances, advising clients on business strategies to address local competition law requirements, and representing our clients during the administrative proceedings or investigations on matters relating to cartelisation or abuse of dominant position.
Our tax specialists lawyers have broad experience advising companies and their principals in tax planning matters. We provide strategic counsel across a wide range of activities, including acquisitions, real estate transactions, establishment of local operations, import and export operations. The firm's areas relevant expert areats include domestic aspects of inbound and outbound international taxation, corporate tax, mergers and acquisitions, energy, infrastructure and natural resources, tax accounting, financial products, payroll, social security and other withholding taxes. We also help our clients in resolving their tax disputes at the stage of tax audit, administrative proceedings or tax litigation. Our lawyers emplou the knowledge of local tax laws and tax litigation experience to achieve the best possible outcomes.