TDI’s due diligence services protect clients from unforeseen problems and hidden liabilities that can impact their business objectives and their reputation. Our approach goes beyond basic checks to focus on understanding the reputations, intentions, and capabilities of potential partners. Whether it is a large-scale compliance program or a consultative engagement, we provide holistic due diligence programs while offering tailored solutions for clients in virtually every industry.
Compliance Due Diligence
TDI Compliance implements programs for major multinational firms that operate in compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, and emerging international regulatory requirements. Our compliance-focused investigations and technology platform offer programmatic solutions to manage risk with third-party business partners such as vendors, agents, and suppliers. We have vetted thousands of companies and individuals around the world to identify corrupt business practices, improper political relationships, links to organized crime or terrorism finance, and other reputational risks.
Investigative Due Diligence
In many cases a due diligence investigation requires a consultative approach. Even in the transparent, seemingly well-regulated US market, misrepresentation of information on personal, professional, financial, and physical assets is commonplace. TDI provides the resources and experience to effectively evaluate plans and intentions of counterparties in the most complex transactions. We help clients conduct risk assessments and investigations, to confirm ownership structures, evaluate potential regulatory and legal issues related to asset legacy, and in some cases, determine expropriation and security threats.
TDI’s investigative practice marries the firm’s intelligence and records collection capabilities with decades of experience investigating commercial fraud, white collar crime, and asset theft. We conduct these investigations with instinct, attention to detail, and an ability to develop evidence that is unmatched in our industry.
From product counterfeiting and IP theft, to wire fraud and money laundering, TDI demonstrates a unique ability to uncover the schemes of hostile interests and fraudulent counterparties that threaten our clients’ assets and bottom line. We separate fact from fiction by leveraging accurate records, sourcing information, and applying modern investigative methodology to conduct detailed investigations into large-scale fraud and misconduct.
Targeted, actionable information is especially critical in litigation. TDI provides a broad range of services to support and advance litigation strategy, including investigating relevant facts and allegations, providing and evaluating evidentiary information, and identifying and vetting expert witnesses. By working seamlessly with counsel under attorney-client privilege, we defend the interests of our clients to protect their success and reputation.
Asset Tracing and Recovery
We have recovered millions of dollars in stolen assets and assisted clients in enforcing hundreds of millions of dollars in civil judgments against defendants across the world. By identifying and tracing personal and commercial relationships, beneficial ownership, transactions, and physical assets, TDI persists to recover losses to the maximum extent possible under the law.
Competition in today’s market for people, capital, technology, and information is largely commoditized, with little differentiation. Whether faced with diverging price indicators in a transparent market or with a lack of reliable information in a more opaque environment, TDI positions its clients for success with a decisive information advantage.
TDI leverages our global network of political and commercial experts to provide geopolitical risk intelligence specific to our clients’ objectives—from market entry, to ongoing operations, to exit. We sift through the data—around political and social tensions, local industry dynamics, security, regional relations, and adversaries yet unknown to the client—to provide concise, actionable intelligence that allows clients to accurately assess potential investments and to successfully direct their government relations, business transaction, and security efforts.
Whether anticipating event risk or monitoring commodity flow on a real-time basis, TDI specializes in obtaining actionable market information. Our analysis goes “beyond the numbers” of GDP, Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, and the World Bank’s Doing Business rankings. On numerous occasions, we have helped clients successfully launch and manage projects in jurisdictions that might have been considered “too risky” on security and corruption concerns if the clients had not looked past these headline figures.
Prior to, during, or after a crisis has occurred, intelligence is the critical factor determining the successful management of potential damage that threatens your assets, reputation, and/or personnel. TDI provides the intelligence necessary to develop and support a successful business, legal, and/or public relations strategy.
Clients trust TDI to steer them through the maze of political, regulatory, and legal factors that impact their professional reputations and/or their global operations. Whether in London, Dubai, Singapore, or Washington, DC, we formulate and execute programs designed to mitigate risk and advance agendas for multinational corporations, international lending institutions, foreign governments, and select political leaders.
Drawing on our access to individuals and information, TDI engages in commercial diplomacy, guiding our clients’ interactions and negotiations. Our clients often need to develop relationships in Washington or abroad but, for political reasons, cannot or do not want to work through their embassies or local offices. In these cases, an effective, independent advocacy platform is tailored specifically to the client’s needs and objectives.
Political, economic, and regulatory risk factors impact the viability of investments, markets, and reputations. TDI guides clients in understanding the functioning of governments and business communities at both the institutional and individual levels.