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Tag: Due Diligence

Many executives today have studied, lived or worked internationally. One of the most indispensable ways to make sure you don’t end up with legal, financial or reputational damage from your next merger or acquisition is to conduct an international background check on any executives of companies you plan to go into business with. With the […]
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Pre-Suez Canal Shipping Routes
The maritime shipping industry has been the backbone of global trade for centuries, with technological and infrastructural advancements steadily reducing costs and shipping times. However, geopolitical tensions and missile attacks from Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have forced modern shipping giants such as Maersk to take a step back in time, and adopt logistical strategies […]
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  The recent terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel have raised concerns globally about terrorist financing and money laundering. Given the subsequent conflict, regulators will undoubtedly look more closely at the financing of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the region, such as Hezbollah.  Hamas is a designated terrorist foreign terrorist organization by […]
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  Europe is once again experiencing intense, active military conflict on its doorstep. Accordingly, many European countries, motivated by Russia’s ongoing violent campaign to seize Ukraine, are now forced to re-examine their defense plans, capabilities, and, importantly, defense budgets.  For some EU countries, this is the first time they have had to seriously consider military […]
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  Geopolitical threats affect businesses, organizations, governments, and even individuals around the world. As a business owner, these threats can affect your profits, your reputation, and even your ability to do business in certain countries. If you fail to identify and understand the geopolitical threats that affect your business, you’re likely to end up losing […]
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Bribery Schemes in Brazil to Win Exclusive Business Demonstrate Lack of Strong Due Diligence and Compliance Program. At the close of 2022, when some were paying for holiday celebrations, Honeywell International Inc., agreed to pay over $160 million to resolve violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). This was part of a parallel enforcement […]
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When preparing to acquire another company, hire an executive, form a partnership, or even hire a third party vendor, you need to conduct a full risk assessment so you know what potential dangers your company faces. This allows you to make an informed decision about whether the rewards are worth the risks. Most companies do […]
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One of the key parts of any larger business is its supply chain. A supply chain is made up of various vendors that supply raw materials and transport completed products to and from  warehouses or directly to the customer. Supply chains typically include a variety of different vendors, agents, distributors and manufacturers. Even companies that […]
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Lessons from George Santos Background Misrepresentations  The New York Times dropped a bombshell article purporting that representative-elect George Santos lied about his education, work history, family background, and animal charity organization. Other allegations include Santo’s omission of certain personal financial disclosures and alleged check fraud in Brazil. This news is scandalous for the candidate and […]
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Businesses merge together or outright acquire one another on a regular basis. Two companies that have enjoyed a partnership for several years may decide to fully merge so they can share resources more easily, or a company might find a smaller business that is highly innovative and purchase them to bring their new products or […]
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One of the key parts of any business is its supply chain. A supply chain is made up of various vendors that supply raw materials and transport completed products to warehouses or directly to the customer. Supply chains typically include a variety of different vendors. Even companies that only offer services, such as medical offices, […]
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Imagine hiring a new executive only to find out that they were involved in a serious crime, have a major conflict of interest, or have a history of suing the companies they work for. Once the ink is dry on their contract, it’s too late to easily change your mind without some type of cost […]
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