Administrative sanctions, in the form of debarments and blacklistings, are tools which aim at rescaling the economic cost of criminal misconduct, by impacting the benefits of misconduct. An administrative sanction carries a significant financial impact for a corporation for example in the form of denied market access and also through concurrent legal proceedings which may arise. A debarment / blacklisting proceeding could stem from practices such as corruption, fraud, collusion or coercion; and adversely impact the organisation in operating in the concerned country, market, public procurement process or by restricting access to projects funded by multilateral development banks. The risk is further heightened by the development of mutual debarment treaties.
The ROXIN Alliance assists commercial organisations in dealing with potentially looming debarment / blacklisting proceedings, at the pre-conviction and post conviction stage, or when the sanctions are to be put under review. Our members have had experience in advising commercial organisations in debarment proceedings involving administrative tribunals, quasi-judicial authorities, sanction boards of multilateral development banks and law enforcement authorities. Furthermore, the ROXIN Alliance’s dedicated Practice Group for administrative sanctions was established to generate a knowledge base for contemporary challenges that multinational corporations face in this environment.
For further information and contact details, please visit the Practice Group