& Complex Investigations
- Evaluate Counterparty Risk
- Evaluate Reputational Risk
- Company Investigations
- Background, Financial, Lifestyle Checks
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Emerging markets such as the Philippines attract investors because of unique market asymmetries and opportunities arising from immature or otherwise unusual local conditions as compared with those found in industrialised countries.
While the Philippines has stable political, law enforcement, legal and even financial systems, local colour and character still influence business and other dealings significantly. For example, it is not uncommon for politicians who have previously been jailed or expelled for corruption and malpractice to re-emerge and gain powerful government positions, years later. These people are often regarded with respect and kudos, their past sins forgotten.
In this environment, knowing who you are dealing with is ever more relevant to project success. Multinational corporations with a USA footprint face enormous penalties in the USA for dealing with corrupt partners. Indeed, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (and its complementary legislations in other developed nations) confers strong responsibility on such corporations to prove retrospectively that they conducted sufficient due diligence on their prospective partners so as to conclusively exclude any corrupt actors. Ignorance is no excuse at this level.
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- Background Checks
- Credit Checks
- Lifestyle Checks
- Criminal Record Checks
- Seizable Asset Checks & Traces
- Company Ownership Searches
Complex investigation into
supply chain theft for a global food manufacturer
Food theft is big business. With the advent of online marketplaces such as Facebook, criminals have an easy way to move the food they steal. Food products near their expiry date are often the easiest targets. The danger to consumers is clear: unsafe food is being sold with packaging that appears completely legitimate.
We assisted a global processed foods manufacturer in plugging key gaps in their Philippines supply chain process, addressing numerous vulnerabilities in their Distribution Center security, third-party logistics, and improving their process documentation standards.