Anyone operating in the international business world is confronted with many different interests. What’s more, they are rarely compatible. Dealing with opposing interests not only requires knowledge and insight, but also tact. Sir Philip Sidney, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I, was admired for his tact and courtesy in his day. The diplomatic missions he undertook for the British Crown were feats of diplomatic brilliance. It would be no exaggeration to say that he elevated ‘tact’ to an art form.
Not for nothing did we name our company after this eminent diplomat. Like him, we also bring parties together with the greatest care. We know the world of regulatory and licensing bodies and know the people who matter. We look for the right way you can get your business done. Without rubbing anyone up the wrong way and always with your best interest at heart.
RESPECT & TRUST
Obviously, you want to comply with guidelines and directives. But at Philip Sidney, we take this one step further. We believe that reliability is one of the most important success factors for your organization. Customers, suppliers and other stakeholders want transparency and honesty. Philip Sidney helps you guarantee this. Anyone who wants to gain respect and trust must be sincere and upright. This goes for both you and us. We are open and honest towards our customers, but also loyal and discreet. Your company’s interests are always paramount.
Every organisation is different and as a result, requires a different approach. In other words: we always provide tailor-made solutions. We systematically map all the legislation and regulations you have to deal with. We check which people, systems and processes the regulations apply to and use this as the basis for our approach.
Consequently, this means that we do not just talk to the management in your organisation, but specifically with the people in the field. We work side by side with the people who bring in the contracts, who sell the products. We operate at the heart of your company, where the money is earned. Compliance is not about saying ‘no’. Compliance is: yes, but maybe we need to do things differently.
“Tailor-made programmes and pragmatic training approach”
Given the dynamic international environment in which export controls and sanctions can and did impact its projects, the European Space Agency (ESA) identified that it was essential to enhance its proficiency regarding US and EU export control laws and regulations and economic sanction regimes. With the expertise, tailor-made programmes and pragmatic training approach of TECC*, ESA’s Science & Robotic Exploration Project controllers are now in a better position to assess the impact of these complex set of laws and regulations on its operations.
Head of Project Control & Risk Management Service,
Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration
European Space Agency – ESA/ESTEC
* TECC was a partner firm of Philip Sidney when this project was undertaken. TECC has now transferred its services to Philip Sidney
“The audit’s outcome adds value to the organisation”
AstraZeneca’s involvement with Philip Sidney’s auditors has been favourable. Immersing themselves thoroughly in the material ensures depth, and the audit’s outcome adds value to the organisation.
Ilse Van Gorp, Legal Manager
“We appreciate their contribution to our growth”
With a global business covering both commercial and military applications, Imtech Marine understands the need to be fully aware of all applicable current export control and sanctions regulations in all operating jurisdictions. Gert Demmink and his team have supported us in achieving these regulatory and commercial objectives through their compliance training programmes and their expert consultancy services. Imtech Marine chose them as they are international experts in their field and provide customised, innovative and practical solutions, three qualities which complement ours. We appreciate their contribution to our growth.
Anthony Jones, Head of Sales
Imtech Marine UK Ltd.
Contact Office Amsterdam
Hogehilweg 16 | 1101 CD Amsterdam | The Netherlands
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128 Rue de la Boétie | 75008 Paris | France
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Contact Office Tehran
No 13, 17th Street, Bukharest Avenue | Tehran | Iran
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