DLA Piper's International Risk Management practice advises clients who are involved in international business transactions or operations to help manage associated risks, ensure legal compliance, and limit liability through the litigation of related disputes.
These risks include those related to anti-corruption and bribery, corporate social responsibility, human rights and aboriginal issues.
We assist clients in all range of risk identification and assessment, policy and procedure development, and the management or litigation of issues or investigations that may arise.
Our legal services include the following:
- Advising clients on developing, implementing, and maintaining anti-corruption and anti-bribery policies
- Transactional and project-level due diligence and procurement advice
- Compliance with international norms such as the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards, the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
- Conduct of internal investigations
- Defending civil claims advanced in respect of alleged human rights violations or corrupt acts, including violations of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act and other similar legislation
- Advising on corruption and other international risk disclosure, including resource revenue transparency, in securities offering and continuous disclosure documents
- Assisting clients with the mitigation of political, social and economic risk through the effective use of international investment treaties and arbitral conventions
We work for clients in the export sectors, extractive industries, offshore infrastructure, real estate development, public procurement and companies with operations in emerging markets where corruption and political risks are more prevalent. We also have strong contacts in consultancy services who can provide on-the-ground assessments to complement our legal risk management approaches.