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The extra-territorial reach of anti-bribery and anti-corruption legislation, coupled with the growing imposition of international sanctions, requires businesses to maintain an in-depth understanding of global events while also keeping abreast of local regulatory developments. As companies expand into new and unfamiliar territories, they increasingly look to us as their trusted local advisers who are able to anticipate the needs of their businesses, and provide unique insights with respect to the interaction between local and international regulatory and compliance matters.

In addition to advising foreign governmental trade and investment groups, our regulatory and compliance team has advised some of the largest companies in the world in relation to a variety of regulatory and compliance matters involving the Bribery Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, local regulations, and compliance with the Qatar Penal Code. With value-added offerings such as internal compliance training, client updates, and internal policy reviews we ensure that our clients remain aware of current regulatory and compliance trends as and when they develop.

We have extensive experience advising in relation to international compliance matters. We regularly advise our clients with regard to local licensing issues, environmental regulations, and occupational health and safety concerns. A number of our clients are Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) incorporated entities for whom we have advised on a variety of QFC Regulatory Authority matters including regulatory investigations and submissions. Furthermore, we provide our non-regulated QFC clients advice on matters relating to the QFC Authority rules and regulations, including the Employment Regulations, Contract Regulations, and Companies Regulations.

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