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North America

With the United States being such an economic powerhouse, the effect it has on the rest of the world cannot be overestimated. Issues that may originate in the US can and do have major repercussions in other countries and across continents.

In the increasingly-globalised business world, trade and commerce in one country can now have a larger-than-ever impact on other nations. The global sourcing, trading and distribution of all manner of resources has made most – if not all – trade multinational.

With the United States being such an economic powerhouse, the effect it has on the rest of the world cannot be overestimated. Issues that may originate in the US can and do have major repercussions in other countries and across continents. Its major law enforcement agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice and even its state prosecutors, have a global reach. Much of its legislation has an impact beyond the US. To give just one example, bribery with a US connection is subject to the strict Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – and also the UK’s even stricter Bribery Act, if there is a UK connection – wherever it occurred.

If a corporate or an individual with business and financial ties to the US find themselves under investigation there, they have to be legally represented by those with in-depth expertise in dealing with the authorities on that side of the Atlantic. Whether you are from outside of the US and have interests there or are from the US and have dealings outside of its borders, Rahman Ravelli can be of value in ensuring you obtain justice. We have the expertise, experience and network of experts to ensure any criminal or regulatory allegations you face are comprehensively challenged.

North America is large, diverse and offers great opportunities for investment and trade. But it is important that those looking to invest and do business are aware of the risks. Knowledge of how to avoid the dangers of bribery, money laundering and investment fraud and the intricacies of the likes of financial services and cryptocurrency can be essential. Our global network of experts can ensure that you are legally compliant in whichever jurisdiction (or however many jurisdictions) you do business.

We conduct swift, thorough internal investigations for clients who suspect wrongdoing may have occurred. We then devise the best strategy; which may involve challenging or negotiating with the authorities, to secure the most favourable outcome.

Matters such as asset recovery, commercial litigation and the enforcement of judgements can require the coordination of legal activity in the US, the UK and worldwide. We are acknowledged experts who work on global litigation using our worldwide network of legal expertise; with much of it based in the US or elsewhere in North America. We can call on colleagues in North America to ensure no stone is left unturned when it comes to representing and defending your interests and assets.

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Joshua L. Ray

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Joshua Ray represents individuals and corporates in complex investigations, prosecutions and regulatory actions regarding market manipulation and multijurisdictional matters involving fraud, bribery and money laundering.

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