We advise on mining agreements, provide guidance to insurers and reinsurers with interests across Africa, we advise our clients on importing and exporting goods in and out of Africa, on establishing non-profit organizations in Africa and around the world, on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, on structuring and suing on Standby Letters of Credit, on structuring and setting up entities on the Cook Islands, among other areas. For more than a decade we have been counted on as trusted partners in providing legal services to individuals and businesses across the globe.

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Sanctions Compliance and Litigation

We represent businesses, individuals, government officials, and foreign politicians who have had sanctioned imposed on them. We advise small and mid-sized banks whose clients are placed on one or more sanctions lists. Similarly, individuals and companies that find themselves dealing with sanctioned individuals or that find themselves sanctioned turn to us for guidance, particularly in cases where the sanctions listing was based on incomplete or incorrect information.

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General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is the European Union’s broad legislation that regulates how organizations around the world handle and manage what the GDPR describes as Personal Data. Companies, large and small, that do business with European Union citizens must comply with GDPR or face what could be grave financial consequences.

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International Arbitration

The path to resolving disputes between businesses entering into international contracts begins at the contract drafting stage. At this stage, the parties determine how to resolve any dispute that may arise between them. Williams LLP has represented clients from the drafting stage to the litigation stage, when and if a dispute arises between the parties. Williams LLP has successfully represented individuals, governments, and businesses in all types of international arbitration proceedings, from investment treaty proceedings to all kinds of business disputes that arise from the parties agreement.

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Chapter 15 Proceedings

Chapter 15 was added to the Bankruptcy Code in 2005 as part of Congress’ attempt to overhaul the Bankruptcy Code. Chapter 15 allows American bankruptcy courts to recognize foreign insolvency proceedings that are classified either as a “foreign main proceeding” or classified as a “foreign non-main proceeding” under the Bankruptcy Code. If the Proceeding is foreign proceeding is recognized in American bankruptcy courts, certain provisions of the Bankruptcy Code available.

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