Restricted Business Activity


Our firm would not knowingly entertain clients seeking to undertake a number of activities that are not necessarily illegal in any one particular jurisdiction, but which, by their very nature, may result in “reputational risk” to our firm or to this jurisdiction. Examples of these are the

  • • Dealing in medications, pharmaceuticals, health products etc.
  • • Pornography, adult content material
  • • Dating agencies, contact websites
  • • Dealing in arms or arms parts that may be used in weapon production.
  • Timeshare
  • Gaming, gambling
  • Financial Services, financing, leasing
  • Parallel trading
  • Tobacco, wines and spirits
  • Mercenary or contract soldiering
  • Security and riot control equipment, or any device that could lead to the abuse of human rights or be utilised for torture
  • Technical surveillance or bugging equipment
  • Industrial espionage
  • Dangerous or hazardous biological, chemical or nuclear materials
  • Trading in human or animal organs
  • Adoption agencies
  • Pyramid selling schemes
  • Religious cults or their charities
  • Clubs, Associations, Federations, NGOs etc.
  • Private educational establishments, eg. Academies or Universities
  • Generic web-hosting services for multiple undefined activities.
  • Call-centre marketing services for undefined products or services, or “boiler-room” enterprises.