Whether our clients are entering a new market, engaging a new consultant or distributor, or acquiring a new business, we help them conduct appropriate, risk-based corruption due diligence to assess the associated risks and develop a plan for mitigating any risks.

Knowing how much due diligence is enough requires real-world experience, considered judgment, and insightful analysis. We believe in a practical and risk-based approach, one that is tailored to the company and transaction at issue, so that our clients can focus their compliance resources where they are most needed. We are well positioned to help our clients benchmark how their due diligence approach (both as to third parties and business transactions) compares to the approaches of their peers and to assess whether the regulators will feel that the level of diligence completed is sufficient given the risks.

  • Transactional Due DiligenceWe frequently assist clients with M&A and private equity transactions, including clients in the technology, energy and natural resources, medical device, telecommunications, consumer products, finance, software, and semiconductor industries, among others. We have assisted with anti-corruption due diligence into acquisition targets with substantial operations in the Asia-Pacific region, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Russia, and Africa, among other regions. We have also assisted numerous clients with post-acquisition risk assessments of newly acquired entities.

    Based on the results of due diligence (whether pre- or post-close), we have developed anti-corruption compliance programs for merged entities, including drafting anti-corruption policies and training materials and assisting clients with post-closing integration issues. We also regularly assist targets of acquisitions in responding to anti-corruption due diligence requests.
  • Business Partner Due DiligenceWe have conducted numerous reviews of prospective third parties, including prospective agents, consultants, and joint venture partners across the globe.

    We have helped our clients develop procedures to screen third parties, including:
    • developing a system to risk-rank third parties, in order to determine what level of diligence is appropriate and practical for a particular third party;
    • developing questionnaires to be used during the third party screening and periodic monitoring process; and
    • helping clients assess the various third-party vendors in this space to help our clients determine whether they should consider outsourcing any aspects of the diligence or monitoring process.

We also work closely with clients in developing reasonable anti-corruption-related agreements and contract provisions, and anti-corruption training modules for third parties.

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