Dealing with regional governments presents both an opportunity and a challenge. There are substantial business opportunities when contracting directly with governments or with state-owned entities. When doing business, it is imperative that local regulations are followed to the letter. Client concerns include customs, export controls, repatriation of currency, free zones, taxation, and compliance with national and multilateral securities regulations.
Hegazy & Partners has extensive experience in dealing with governments. We routinely advise on strategic incorporation, and are deeply familiar with the nuances of regulatory bodies such as the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority and the Egyptian General Authority for Investment and Free Zones. We have successfully negotiated contracts with government industries in strategic sectors such as defense procurement and power generation. Along with the experts at Crowell & Moring’s U.S. and U.K. offices, we advise clients on how to navigate challenges with both boycott and anti-boycott laws. Our capabilities extend to important related areas, including but not limited to, taxation and local labor laws.