Exporters Beware: What You Don’t Know About Your Offshore Partners Can Hurt You
November 8, 2011
You may understand the financial rewards of selling goods and services abroad, but do you understand the risks? Whether you are dealing with an offshore partner, distributor or representative, there are proactive steps you should take to protect yourself against potential claims of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Jackson Kelly attorney E. Leslie “Pete” Hoffman will speak on the importance of knowing your prospective offshore partner and the due diligence necessary to avoid violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Hoffman’s presentation will take place during the Global Market-Balancing Risks and Rewards Conference sponsored by the West Virginia District Export Council in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service and the West Virginia Development Office. This two-day program will take place on Nov. 14-15, 2011 in Charleston, West Virginia, at the Summit Conference Center. Click here for more information about the conference or to register. If you have questions about compliance strategies, click here to email Mr. Hoffman directly.