Dealing with regional governments presents both an opportunity and a challenge. There are significant business opportunities when it comes to direct contracts with governments or with state-owned entities. When doing business, it is imperative that local regulations be followed to the letter. Customer concerns include customs, export controls, currency repatriation, free zones, taxation, and compliance with national and multilateral securities regulations.
Hegazy & Partners has extensive experience in government relations. We regularly provide advice on strategic integration and are well versed in the nuances of regulatory bodies such as the General Investment Authority of Saudi Arabia and the Egyptian Authority for Investment and Free Zones. We have successfully negotiated contracts with government industries in strategic sectors such as defense procurement and power generation. We advise clients on how to overcome the problems of boycott and anti-boycott laws. Our capabilities extend to important related areas, including tax legislation and local labor legislation.