Risk Mitigation and Crisis Avoidance

Thinking ahead to avoid the crisis.

We are not a firm that provides mass produced reports in a prefabricated template as the answer to every question. Instead, we carefully examine each client’s unique situation, assess the particular risks involved, and then gather, analyze and report intelligence information that will help the client mitigate those risks and avoid a crisis.

INTERNATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE

Sophisticated clients already know that international business carries risks. What they need to know on a case by case basis, however, are the specific risks involved and whether, and how, those risks can be mitigated. Knowing the right questions to ask, and knowing how the answers affect risk, is how we can help.

  • Does a company or individual actually exist?
  • Are company officials Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)?
  • 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 proactively mitigate the risks associated with international business, thereby reducing the threat of legal, commercial, geopolitical or reputational harm, and allowing the company to focus on what it does best—business.

KYC & ENHANCED DUE DILIGENCE

As a financial institution executive, you do not need to be told to know your customer. But, enhanced due diligence might be beyond the reach of traditional compliance databases, online information and resources made available to compliance departments. We conduct enhanced due diligence investigations, particularly in foreign jurisdictions, to help banks and financial institutions decide whether to onboard or maintain relationships with high risk customers.

POLITICAL RISK ADVISORY

Geopolitics and international sanctions affect private and commercial activities unlike 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 with reputational risk. Obtaining accurate, reliable information can be difficult, however, 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 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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