Kirui Law Firm PLLC, Immigration and International Law

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2111 Wilson Blvd., 8th Floor, Arlington, VA 22201
 
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INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE

Kirui Law Firm focuses its international law practice on cross border tax compliance and minimization strategies, US governmental (state and federal) regulatory matters and transnational litigation in US courts of law. We have experience handling international matters involving the Internal Revenue Act (IRA), the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act), the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), and the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA).

Our International Tax Practice provides international tax advice and representation to our clients in the areas of US international taxation and multi-jurisdictional tax minimization and compliance strategies. We have the legal training and experience to wade through complicated tax issues of individuals and companies doing business in and/or earning income in the United States and other national fiscal jurisdictions.

The FSIA is the sole basis for federal subject matter jurisdiction in civil actions against foreign states in the United States. Under this Act, US courts of law have federal jurisdiction over "any non-jury civil action" brought by American plaintiffs against a foreign state. The Act defines a "foreign state" to include a political subdivision or an agency or instrumentality of a foreign state. Kirui Law Firm represents foreign sovereigns as well as US companies and individuals in international dispute resolution through negotiations, arbitration, litigation and international debt recovery under FSIA.

The FCPA has two provisions- Anti-Bribery and Accounting. Under the Act, it is a crime for any US individual, business or employee of a US business entity to offer or provide anything of value to a foreign government official with the corrupt intent to influence an award or continuation of business or to gain an unfair advantage. It is also illegal under FCPA for a company that reports to the SEC to have false or inaccurate books or records or to fail to maintain a system of internal accounting controls. Kirui Law Firm assists US individuals and companies assess their risks of FCPA violations and/or respond to governmental allegations of violations of the FCPA in their operations in South American and Sub-Sahara Africa countries in a cost effective manner.

On July 21, 2010 President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law. Among other things, this legislation permits whistleblowers, including foreign nationals, to apply for monetary rewards based on reporting bribery prohibited under the FCPA. The Dodd-Frank Act provides that the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) pays whistleblowers monetary rewards if they provide the U.S. government with information that leads to the successful enforcement of the FCPA even if bribes are paid in a foreign country and the whistleblower is a foreign national. Kirui Law Firm assists international clients to disclose information about US individuals and corporate entities receiving false claims paid by the US government, violating US securities laws, or committing tax fraud. We assist such clients by protecting their identity, working with the federal agency investigating the information they provide, ensuring they receive the appropriate reward and helping prevent employer retaliation.

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