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Entries in Due Diligence (126)

Thursday
Nov162017

Emma Hodges: Blockchain is where anonymity meets transparency

While digital currencies -- Bitcoin or one of its many variations -- continue to make inroads into payments markets, many companies, financial institutions, government bodies and others are still playing catch-up. 

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Monday
Nov132017

Robert Clark: Will the EU data protection rule block due diligence?

Companies minimize the risk of corruption by adequately vetting their prospective representatives -- typically by reviewing information about the financial interests and relevant connections of the intermediaries’ owners and key personnel, and screening those individuals for reputational and criminal-history issues.

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Tuesday
Oct102017

Rupert Evill on business partner risks: Stress-test your business

A key challenge for most companies is finding qualified business partners with an understanding and acceptance of ethics and compliance best practice. The challenge is most acute in markets where the state dominates commerce or with stringent local content requirements.

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Monday
Oct092017

John Arvanitis: A compliance plan for FinCEN’s new customer due diligence rule

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's Final Rule regarding customer due diligence will soon be in force. With implementation required by May 11, 2018, covered financial institutions must ensure their due diligence programs are in line with FinCEN’s guidance on core elements of a customer due diligence program.

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Wednesday
Oct042017

Karen E. Gray: ISO 37001 certification can help companies prepare for DOJ industry sweeps

After news broke that the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating Uber’s potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices in late August, the National Law Review wrote, “In our experience, once DOJ begins learning about a particular industry in such an investigation, the investigation will expand to other players within the industry. It’s called an ‘industry sweep,’ and it’s a thing.”

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Friday
Sep082017

Enforcement agencies to world: New technologies raise bar for due diligence

The growing complexity of third-party relationships, and the immediate regulatory and reputational risks of those third parties has procurement teams, compliance officers and legal departments working to figure out the best way to proceed.

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Wednesday
Sep062017

Compliance Alert: Another reason life is hard for defense contractors

There are no two ways about it. Indirect offset transactions are burdensome. 

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Monday
Aug072017

Steven Smart: How did Halliburton become a repeat FCPA offender? 

Halliburton’s recent decision to enter into a $29.2 million settlement with the SEC over alleged FCPA violations in Angola illustrates the challenges faced by corporate compliance officers in designing and implementing an effective FCPA compliance program.

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Monday
Jul102017

FINRA warns compliance officers (and others): Beware of fake online job interviews

Wall Street's independent regulator warned that people claiming to be involved in the hiring process for legitimate organizations are using Skype and similar apps to phish for personal information and money.

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Monday
Jun262017

Jessica Tillipman: Enough with your ‘this is how we have always done it’ spiel

It's a phrase every compliance officer or compliance consultant is familiar with: “This is how we have always done it.”

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Thursday
Jun152017

Risk Alert – Are asset sales or purchases part of your anti-corruption due diligence and assessments?

When planning your next anti-corruption risk assessment or audit, one area that may deserve closer attention is asset sales and purchases.

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Thursday
Jun012017

Dan Adamson on AI: Due diligence needs more human judgment, not less

Just 15 years ago, due diligence researchers might spend hours retrieving documents from courthouses and sifting through microfiche at libraries. As recently as 2010, they could go through six to 12 months of training just to learn how to create a “level 1” report. 

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