International operations risk management guide
Produced in partnership with Jonathan Stevens of ASB Law
International operations risk management guide

The following Risk & Compliance practice note produced in partnership with Jonathan Stevens of ASB Law provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • International operations risk management guide
  • Top five priorities
  • 1. Bribery and corruption
  • UK companies doing business overseas
  • Foreign companies with operations in the UK
  • Bribery and corruption—mini action list
  • 2. Competition and trade
  • Competition and trade—mini action list
  • 3. Labour laws
  • Labour laws—mini action list
  • More...

Where organisations trade internationally (ie where the organisation trades or operates in other jurisdictions and/or where the entity you trade with is outside of your jurisdiction) this opens up new areas of commercial risk which need to be understood and managed.

A company with international operations will, of course, face many of same commercial risks that occur in companies that do not do business outside of the jurisdiction. But those risks may be greater, or require different management.

The risks faced by a company will be determined by a host of factors including the type of business and sector, which jurisdictions they are working in and the nature of the entities they are trading with, eg a pharmaceutical company suppling drugs to a company in the USA will have a very different international operations risk profile than an IT services company providing services to a government department in India, which will be different again to a manufacturing company selling items through a distributor to consumers in France or a business in the energy sector which purchases supplies from a state-owned entity in Russia.

See Practice Note: Doing business in key global jurisdictions, which sets out some of the key considerations for a business before it decides to commence operations in a new jurisdiction.

In subtopic: International compliance by country you will find further Practice Notes containing a more detailed

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