Our Practice Areas:

Government Affairs

Our Expertise

PARKWOOD PARTNERS™ Government Affairs Practice group acts as an invaluable intermediary for foreign governments and international corporations as they successfully execute their business plans and transactions, as well as provide assistance to governments in understanding the needs of foreign investors and the methods required to integrate their investments into the national economy.

Enhanced by broad experience, we advise clients on government relations, business implementation programs, and economic public policy strategies.

For over twenty years, PARKWOOD has been guiding clients through the complexities of operating in emerging (as well as Western) markets through a network of practitioners with offices in more than 80 countries. Our transactional expertise stretches from South-East Europe through Latin America, Asia, and Africa, marked by a level of sensitivity and expertise that allows us to deal with the legal, cultural, political, and regulatory issues unique to each country and culture in order to help our clients succeed with confidence and efficiency.

Our professionals help our clients with complexities of dealing with governments in emerging markets (as well as in the U.S.) from both an international and U.S. regulatory perspectives.

Compliance with U.S. Sanctions

  • Interpret legislative and executive branch sanctions, and OFAC applications to relevant transactions
  • Advise on reportable issues, and prepare reports
  • Counsel on OFAC’s licensing process
  • Undertake compliance audits and provide assessments with specific recommendations to eliminate areas which could create violations or conflicts of interest
  • Provide compliance and ethics training specific to each country, including the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act of 2010, the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, as well as on the provisions of each respective country’s anti-corruption legislation
  • Assist trading clients in compliance with certifications of origin, Buy American Act, product performance, quality assurance, U.S. Export Controls and Exon-Florio, etc.
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Government Transactions

  • Undertake due diligence regarding potential business partners
  • Draft and negotiate contracts with government agencies and agents
  • Model detailed cost structures which will outline the permissible allocations of costs, performance or progress payments, setoffs, etc.
  • Advise on export control issues
  • Implement compliance audits and training
  • Advise and represent companies in criminal, civil and/or administrative hearings