International Projects and Infrastructure
Around the globe, many countries are looking to improve the way of life for their people. This can present significant opportunities for companies and individuals seeking some of the work that this produces or looking to invest in the organisations providing the materials and skills for such major projects.
At the time of writing, states in Africa, Asia, South America and the UAE are all looking beyond their borders for the expertise – and sometimes the investment – to ensure their plans to upgrade their infrastructures become a reality. Those looking to be involved in such major projects need to have access to in-depth knowledge of both the markets and the law in whichever countries they are hoping to do business in.
At Rahman Ravelli, we know the legal and financial implications of doing business in such countries. Over the years, we have built a reputation for offering informed advice to those thinking of becoming involved in major projects abroad and to those who are already involved who find themselves requiring immediate legal help. This has led to us becoming the first port of call for those supplying materials, expertise, funding or manpower to some of the biggest and boldest changes to the infrastructures of a wide variety of countries.
Such situations can bring great rewards. But it is important that anyone looking to benefit from them ensures they are not running risks. As an example, major projects in certain countries may offer the potential for bribery and corruption, with those in a position to award contracts looking to gain some sort of benefit from those looking to obtain that work. Involvement in such activity could lead to investigations and prosecutions in one or more countries.
It is vitally important that any company either looking to gain work on such a project or already involved in one is aware of the dangers. They have to know what measures to put in place to reduce the risk of wrongdoing and know what to do and how to report it if it is identified. If a company suspects it has a legal problem, we are adept at conducting internal investigations to identify the cause of it and the best possible way of reducing the harm it can cause.
We are also recognised internationally for managing high-stakes, project and infrastructure-related disputes around the globe, both for those who commence the litigation and those who have to respond to it. In many instances, our worldwide asset tracing and recovery expertise is utilised.
Rahman Ravelli ensures that anyone involved in any project anywhere in the world is fully briefed on how to conduct their business in a way that avoids legal difficulties.