Alliance capabilities

Building a robust and sustainable compliance framework

All businesses need a robust control framework to reduce their exposure to a wide range of threats. These include: financial crime, sanctions arising from failure to comply with relevant legislation/regulations and associations with untrustworthy partners/other third parties which could lead to financial, legal and reputational damage. Expanding into new markets and geographies can additionally involve political, security and regulatory challenges.

Alliance capabilities

 

Navigate these threats and challenges while also ensuring you meet your regulatory and compliance obligations. Our strategic intelligence provides accurate, detailed and verified information to support your business’s strategic objectives – whether you are looking to enter or invest in a new country, industry or market. We conduct extensive due diligence which will highlight any “red flags” associated with a third party e.g., a potential business partner, investor, customer, supplier, distributor etc.

Еvaluate the risks and controls within each business function in order to provide you with a holistic view of your strengths and vulnerabilities. Drawing on our regulatory and compliance expertise, businesses can continuously review and enhance their compliance programs to remain competitive and avoid significant penalties.

 

Regulatory & Compliance

  • Design and implementation of Compliance programs
  • Policies and Procedures/development of onboarding documentation
  • Compliance risk reviews and audits
  • Mergers and Acquisitions legal and compliance support
  • Remediation planning and implementation
  • Internal/External Investigations/Forensic
  • Litigation support
  • Training & Communications

Risk assessment

Strategic intelligence
  • Enhanced country risk assessment
  • Industry overview/ market analysis
  • Political risk mapping
  • Security risk evaluation
  • Enterprise-wide financial crime risk assessments
  • Training & Communications

Enhanced Due Diligence

  • Third-Party Compliance Screening
  • Enhanced Due Diligence
  • Pre-M&A Due Diligence
  • Investigative Due Diligence
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Asset tracing
  • Training & Communications

 

OUR SERVICES IN MORE DETAIL

Risk assessment

Strategic intelligence

We use a comprehensive system analysis methodology, multi-faceted approach to research and extensive global source network to provide strategic intelligence in respect of the following:

  • Enhanced country risk assessment: we help businesses understand the potential risks of doing business in a particular country as well as relevant legislation and regulations. We have a particular focus on Ukraine, Russia, other CIS countries, Eastern Europe and Turkey;
  • Industry overview/market analysis: our specialist expertise and research supports businesses in the implementation of trade and investment projects;
  • Political risk mapping: we identify our clients’ exposure to political risk, help them to avoid undesirable scenarios, identify decision-makers and groups of influence and understand links between government and business; and
  • Security risks analysis: we help clients to navigate threats arising in risky markets and establish a global system of international security and relations.

Enterprise-wide financial crime risk assessments

We help businesses design and implement risk assessments which enable them to:

  • assess their vulnerability to financial crime, including fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing;
  • evaluate their systems and controls in place to mitigate the threat from financial crime;
  • formulate measurable and practicable actions to minimise their exposure to financial, regulatory and reputational damage.

We help businesses to identify emerging risks so that they manage financial crime risk on a continuous basis.

 

Integrity Due Diligence

Third party due diligence and compliance screening

Our accurate and detailed compliance screening reports provide information relating to the integrity of legal entities and individuals globally and enable businesses to meet their regulatory obligations, particularly when operating in higher-risk markets. Third parties include suppliers, distributors, agents and vendors.

Enhanced Due Diligence

We prepare sophisticated integrity Due Diligence reports in response to clients’ specific questions which could impact their reputation and business continuity. Our reports are based on multilingual research using public domain sources, document retrieval and open and subscribed database analysis. They provide an in-depth understanding of a subject’s background and its ecosystem and can identify red flags, for example a potential partner is named on a sanctions list or a potential party in a supply chain has been associated with (alleged) fraud, money laundering or terrorist financing..

Pre-M&A Due Diligence

In addition to legal and financial due diligence relating to a potential acquisition, we also conduct thorough integrity due diligence on behalf of the buy side in order to identify any risks which could be transferred from the acquisition target to the buyer.

Investigative Due Diligence

Our investigative clients’ specific questions which could impact their reputation and business continuity

Pre-employment screening

Our screening reports provide information on a future employee’s reputation and enables a business to evaluate the potential employee’s integrity, trustworthiness and ethical conduct.

Asset tracing

We use open-source intelligence technology and human sources to conduct extensive cross-border asset tracing investigations for pre-estimation and tracing of assets.

 

Regulatory & Compliance

Compliance programs

We help businesses develop and implement evolving Compliance programs across a wide range of areas including anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, anti-bribery and corruption, conflict of interests, monitoring, speak-up culture, business and human rights, corporate compliance, privacy, data protection, digital ethics and cyber security. We also assist in localizing compliance programs for multinationals with overseas subsidiaries helping to prevent and manage risks.

Policies and procedures and onboarding documentation

We draft documentation which is practical and easy to understand as well as meeting regulatory requirements. This includes customer risk assessments and Know Your Customer Forms.

Compliance risk reviews and audits

Our reviews include high level, desktop and ”deep dive” reviews of all or any area of a business.

M&A and compliance support

Our legal and compliance advice supports companies throughout the acquisition/merger process.

Remediation planning and implementation

We design and implement remediation programs to meet regulatory requirements and reduce the risk of financial crime.

Internal/external investigations/forensic

We conduct corporate investigations into alleged fraud by undertaking financial analysis, document review and interviews.

Litigation support

We gather information required by lawyers in the course of, or prior to legal proceedings. We conduct extensive research via technology and human sources to complete pieces of a puzzle and maximize our client’s chance of success in the legal proceedings.

 

WHY CHOOSE US?

We are a team of expert lawyers, accountants and Certified Fraud Examiners drawn from different countries and industries.

We have come together to provide bespoke solutions to a range of clients from large multi-nationals to small domestic firms – our agility enables us to be responsive and focused on each individual client’s needs.

Our cumulative expertise is the result of significant cross-border experience in regions such as FSU, CEE, Balkans, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

ADVANTAGES

  • International experience
  • Multi-discipline
  • Regulatory, Compliance and investigations expertise
  • Sophisticated open-source technology and extensive global human source network

 

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Mergers and acquisitions

  • Financial risk
  • Legal aspects
  • Compliance 
  • Due Diligence

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Legal disputes and investigations

  • Litigation
  • Litigation intelligence support
  • Forensic
  • Asset tracing

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Third-party vetting and due diligence

  • Integrity
  • Legal
  • Financial

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Investment opportunities exploration

  • Market analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Risk Assessment

 

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Compliance system development

  • Compliance system audit
  • Compliance policies development
  • Compliance programme implementation

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Foreign markets entry

  • Market research
  • Country/industry risk analysis
  • Legal aspects
  • Third-party due diligence

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Risk assessment and mitigation

  • Compliance risk
  • Financial crime risk
  • Operational risk