Due Diligence
& 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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Our Capabilities

  • Background Checks
  • Credit Checks
  • Lifestyle Checks
  • Criminal Record Checks
  • Seizable Asset Checks & Traces
  • Company Ownership Searches


Case in Point

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.

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Latest Posts: Due Diligence & Complex Investigations

November 2, 2022
Tropical Cyclone Nalgae, locally Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Paeng, brought intense winds and heavy rains across all 17 regions in the Philippines, causing approximately PHP 913 billion worth of damages and 121 fatalities. Even before making landfall to the Philippines, Paeng caused severe and widespread flash floods and landslides in multiple regions, most notably in the regions of CALABARZON, Bicol, ...
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October 4, 2022
The Supreme Court of the Philippines issued a show cause order against the former Spokesperson for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), in relation to alleged death threats or incitement of violence against a judge.  Lorraine Badoy, who is no longer a part of the government, posted a series of online ...
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October 4, 2022
Veteran Radio Broadcaster Percival Masaba, known as Percy Lapid, was shot dead on Monday night, October 3 in Las Pinas City. Lapid was shot dead at 8:30 PM by two motorcycle-riding assailants. Being a journalist is a dangerous profession in the Philippines, particularly a radio journalist. Radio journalists tend to be more likely to cover personal disputes and ...
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September 27, 2022
The administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. continues to appear to be leaning toward the United States and its allies, following the President’s six-day working visit to New York. Much of the President’s trip focused on foreign policy issues, with a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, a meeting with US President Joe ...
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September 20, 2022
Over the last week, the Senate has been investigating a reported spike in kidnappings. There is still no clear evidence that kidnapping incidents have increased. Senators played videos of several incidents that had gone viral, and NCRPO chief Estomo and PNP Deputy Chief for administration Malayo reacted to the viral videos one by one, explaining that ...
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September 13, 2022
Continued attention is being devoted to an alleged uptick in kidnapping in the Philippines, including from legislators in the Senate and the House. On September 6, Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCCI) President Lugene Ang met with House Minority Leader Marcelino Libanan about kidnapping incidents in the Filipino-Chinese community. The PCCCI announced that they ...
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November 2, 2022
Tropical Cyclone Nalgae, locally Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Paeng, brought intense winds and heavy rains across all 17 regions in the Philippines, causing approximately PHP 913 billion worth of damages and 121 fatalities. Even before making landfall to the Philippines, Paeng caused severe and widespread flash floods and landslides in multiple regions, most notably in the regions of CALABARZON, Bicol, ...
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