We’re No. 1: What Level of Due Diligence Should You Perform?

New Zealand is generally recognized as having some of the lowest instances of corruption across the globe, at least that is the perception. Over the past 3 years it has either been Number 1 or led outright the Transparency International Corruptions Perceptions Index with scores of 2010-9.3...

Due Diligence, Due Diligence and More Due Diligence

In an article published in the August 30, 2011 Wall Street Journal , entitled " Iran's Hong Kong Shipping Shell Game ", Claudia Rosett reported on efforts by Iran to reflag ships to companies with Hong Kong registries. While the focus of the article seemed to point to the Office of Foreign...

Evaluating Integration of the Compliance Function in Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence

In an article in the most recent issue of the Houston Business Journal, entitled " Putting a partner through too many changes increases risk ", columnist Connie Barnaba discusses one of the risks often overlooked in a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. It is the risk inherent...