We advise clients on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and on UAE, US, UN and other sanctions, boycotts and controls affecting exports and transactions with sanctioned countries.
Our clients include banks, government bodies, and many local and multinational organisations including Fortune 500 companies in financial services, infrastructure, hydrocarbons, defense and other industries.
Typical advice we provide in the above areas includes:
Advising a prominent local retail group on its data privacy and security obligations in its transition of data and systems to a cloud-based solution with a provider outside of the UAE.
Advising a subsidiary of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority on data protection matters in the context of IP/IT-related transactions and negotiations with various global entities including Dell, EMC, Cisco, SAP and General Electric.
Advising a leading European provider of online payment solutions on its compliance and regulatory obligations in the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
Advising a multinational engineering and design firm on compliance with economic sanctions and embargoes.
Advising a regional fuel supplier to the US military on all of its compliance policies and procedures, and providing annual training to all of their staff and executives.
Advising a major regional bank on its anti-bribery and corruption and AML compliance practices.
Advising a regional oil and gas company on its handling of highly contentious and politically sensitive post-breach recovery and damage control steps after bribery and fraud allegations.
Providing regular review and advice on how existing policies and practices of multinationals must be adapted to comply with UAE laws.