High-Risk Jurisdictions

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We view our overseas markets as being either High-Risk Jurisdictions, or Complex Environments. We classify high-risk jurisdictions as those that have ongoing conflict (which could be full scale internal or external armed conflict), a significant insurgency or terrorist campaign, or countries around which piracy is prevalent.

High-Risk Jurisdictions

We classify high risk jurisdictions as those that have an ongoing, volatile conflict which could be full scale (internal or external) armed conflict, a significant insurgency or terrorist campaign or countries around which piracy is prevalent. Currently, those countries include Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Burundi as well as those countries or areas where piracy is an issue including the Malacca Straits, South China Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Guinea, Benin, Somalia, Indonesia, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.  Such classifications are of course subject to scrutiny and change so we acknowledge there will be differing opinions. Consequently, we also outline how we classify complex environments which may help your understanding, please refer to the complex environments page of our website.

Capabilities

  • Advising UK based service-providers (e.g. insurance, accounting, communications) on the legal complexities of working with/around hostile environments
  • Assisting firms to achieve regulatory and legal compliance within target overseas markets
  • Business and human rights due diligence advice and services, including investigative services relating to alleged incidences of breaches of human rights
  • Criminal law representation to individuals and companies operating in hostile environments
  • Setting up companies and providing joint venture agreements within the security, defence and international development industries
  • Employee and consultant contracts for those working in complex environments
  • Ensuring Anti Money Laundering, Counter Terrorist Financing and Anti Bribery compliance for companies intending to do business in high risk areas or conflict zones
  • General legal advice and criminal law representation to UK-based companies and individuals seeking to operate in high-risk and hostile environments
  • Legal aspects of maritime security

High Risk Areas

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Syria

Syria

Iraq

Iraq

Libya

Libya

South Sudan

South Sudan

Nigeria

Nigeria

Dijbouti

Dijbouti

Yemen

Yemen

Somalia

Somalia

Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean

Burundi

Burundi

Straits of Malacca

Straits of Malacca

Gulf of Guinea

Gulf of Guinea

Benin

Benin

Arabian Sea

Arabian Sea

Indonesia

Indonesia

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Practice Areas - further information

General UK Focus

Whilst we have a clear international focus for our clients, our UK-facing work is equally important. Across security, defence, international development and insurance sectors, the UK remains a major supplier of goods and services.

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High Risk Jurisdictions

We view our overseas markets as being either High-Risk Jurisdictions, or Complex Environments.  We classify high-risk jurisdictions as those that have ongoing conflict (which could be full scale internal or external armed conflict), a significant insurgency or terrorist campaign, or countries around which piracy is prevalent.

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Complex Environments

We view our overseas markets as being either High-Risk Jurisdictions, or Complex Environments.  We classify complex environments as those possessing characteristics such as:

  • Medium to high levels of political violence or a significant risk of it occurring
  • Financial complexity such as being listed as one of the top corrupt counties on the Transparency International website
  • Recent history of human rights abuses
  • There are post conflict reconstruction efforts in place in order to stabilise the country
  • Significant cultural complexities that make business difficult

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Non-Legal Advisory Services

We provide commercial services which are complementary to our legal practice, and that come from many decades of sensitive, specialist experience in international investigations and discreet governmental work.

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Proelium Law LLP

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