Transport and Engineering
Transportation and engineering are two components crucial to the functioning of any country. They are both business sectors that carry huge financial investment and have massive implications for any economy. But while the benefits are often widely felt and the commercial rewards for those at the cutting edge of development and commerce can be large, there can be serious implications if those involved are found not to have complied with the law wherever they have done business.
Rahman Ravelli’s expertise is available to help ensure the rewards are not accompanied by legal problems. The services section of this website explains in detail the nature of corporate investigations, including those that cross borders and / or involve more than one investigating agency. It also focuses on Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations and issues such as bribery and corruption, competition and cartels and sanctions; all of which have great relevance to transport and engineering.
These are areas where business is often conducted in a number of countries, which is why multi-jurisdictional investigations can be common. Perhaps the most high-profile case was that of Rolls-Royce being investigated for systemic bribery in a number of countries that went on for decades. To the surprise of some, Rolls-Royce escaped prosecution by concluding a deferred prosecution agreement with the SFO.
As a case, it showed both the pitfalls that can face a company operating in this sector and what can be achieved by adopting the right strategy once an investigation has begun. We use our expertise to advise companies on being legally compliant to ensure they do not suffer the pitfalls. And we are available to assist companies who have found themselves facing legal problems because they did not take steps to be legally compliant. That assistance involves us investigating to identify the cause of the problem and then advising on the response that is likely to secure the very best outcome.
We have in-depth knowledge of the transport and engineering markets, unrivalled experience of managing all aspects of major commercial disputes, a global reach when it comes to tracing and recovering assets and a worldwide network of experts available at a moment’s notice. Transport and engineering markets transcend borders. Our international service to those working in those markets reflects this.