Matthew Shanahan


With the re-imposition of the second set of United States (US) sanctions against Iran looming in November 2018, companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are very concerned about unwittingly breaching the US sanctions regime and incurring penalties for doing business with Iran. This is according to a survey of participants conducted at seminars in Abu Dhabi and Dubai hosted by global law firm Baker McKenzie in October 2018.

Internal or regulatory-driven investigations into criminal or other improper conduct by individuals or their companies can raise serious issues, having long-lasting impact on risk management, reputation and costs. Delivering a thorough, carefully planned and credible investigation will minimise disruption to your business, help you maintain control of the process and ultimately could help mitigate the risk of corporate criminal, civil or regulatory liability and the resultant sanctions.