Risk Mitigation and Crisis Avoidance

Bespoke solutions to mitigate the risk and avoid the crisis.

We do not do check-the-box due diligence and we do not provide copy-and-paste reports.

Instead, we examine each client’s unique situation, assess the specific risks involved, and then gather, analyze and report intelligence information that will help mitigate those risks and avoid a crisis.

INTERNATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE

Knowing the right questions to ask, and understanding how the answers affect risk, is how we help.

  • Does a company or individual actually exist?
  • Are company officials Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)?
  • Is there sanctions exposure.
  • Is there a trail of litigation?
  • Is there a trail of bankruptcies?
  • Is there a history of fraud?
  • Are there allegations of corruption?
  • Will these people honor their debts?
  • Will they steal your money?
  • Will doing business with them damage your reputation?

We provide companies with the intelligence they need to mitigate risk, thereby reducing the threat of legal, commercial, geopolitical or reputational harm, and allowing the company to focus on its business.

KYC & ENHANCED DUE DILIGENCE

Enhanced due diligence investigations often require information beyond the reach of traditional compliance databases or the resources available to compliance departments. We conduct enhanced due diligence investigations internationally to help banks and financial institutions decide whether to onboard or maintain relationships with high risk customers.

POLITICAL RISK ADVISORY

Today, geopolitics and international sanctions affect private and commercial activities more than ever before. We work with clients and their counsel to safely, legally and ethically navigate the risks associated with living and conducting business globally.

REPUTATIONAL RISK ADVISORY

Today more than ever companies and financial institutions are concerned about reputational risk, but obtaining accurate, reliable information can be difficult, especially when operating globally. The information needed is not necessarily available online and what is online might be incomplete or without proof. We provide clients with information and intelligence they need to assess reputational risk and avoid reputational harm.

BRIBERY, CORRUPTION & KLEPTOCRACY ADVISORY

It has been more than a decade since the U.S. Department of Justice breathed new life into the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and eight years since the United Kingdom passed the UK Bribery Act. Today, new emphasis is being placed not only on the briber, but the bribee. We help clients identify areas of concern and remediate bribery and corruption problems that could lead to liability.

 

Experience

 

Provided business intelligence and reputational due diligence to a U.S. company that wanted to evaluate FCPA and reputational risks prior to a joint venture with a Middle East partner.

Conducted enhanced due diligence investigations in Latin America for a bank developing new relationships with international private clients.

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