Due Diligence

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Due Diligence

Enhanced Due Diligence - Third-party Due Diligence - Cyber Due Diligence


Due diligence delivered by Control Risks benefits from a global team of highly technical investigative professionals. Our global footprint includes investigative teams, specialist researchers and on-the-ground sources, giving your organisation the ability to make informed decisions.


Enhanced due diligence

Our compliance, forensics and intelligence teams are highly experienced in applying the right level of scrutiny to commercial relationships and assisting clients in developing an approach that matches the high demands of regulatory requirements and sound risk management practices. With a unique ability to apply local political and business context, you will receive a detailed and fully contextualised picture.

Third-party due diligence

We can reduce your risk of dealing with corrupt agents, distributors and other third parties. Even if no corrupt practices are uncovered, you will be able to prove that appropriate screening has been applied through the implementation of a globally consistent and methodologically rigorous integrity due diligence programme. Our third-party screening programmes enable you to:

  • Highlight “red flags”, including potential high-risk political links
  • Verify ultimate beneficial ownership, or identify opaque ownership structures
  • Check that third-party self-disclosures are accurate, including registration and incorporation details
  • Assess whether your third parties have any other associations that could pose a reputational or other risk to you

Cyber due diligence

Gain a clear picture of a target’s cyber security programme and the potential risks it presents. Equally, if you are the seller, conducting a self-cyber due diligence before going public will increase the value of your proposition.

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Stress test your business

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

Broader due diligence for a more complex China market

Broader due diligence for a more complex China market

Changes in China’s economic, political, and regulatory environment have increased the importance of due diligence

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The value of M&A due diligence in emerging markets

Deal teams are becoming ever more energetic in pursuing the ground truth of potential value detractors when scoping new investments

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Our thinking


Can China build its way back to the Middle?

For thousands of years, Chinese people have thought of themselves as the Middle Kingdom. Being in the “middle” has connotations of political, economic and cultural power, yet in recent centuries, Europe and more recently the United States were the centres of global power.


A conversation with Hui Chen

As the enforcement environment in the US is in the midst of uncertainty under a new administration, intensified by changing priorities in the DOJ, how should the compliance community navigate this unpredictable period for enforcement?