It is a much used truism that we now operate in a global village and that relaxed border controls, free trade agreements and the ubiquity of the internet allow for far greater volumes of international trade than ever before.
However, doing business in this village can be complex. There can be a myriad of confusing local and international legislative and regulatory requirements. Whether you are an existing company looking to ensure compliance in a new market, grow internationally through a merger or acquisition or simply starting a new business venture, Grant Thornton can work with you to guide you through the process with straightforward, expert advice.
Our team has conducted a wide variety of assignments globally and are fully conversant in numerous areas including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Sarbanes Oxley, Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing legislation.
Some of the areas we have advised our clients in as they undergo international transactions include:
- Anti-Money Laundering program design and remediation
- Fraud risk assessments
- Operational risk evaluation
- International and local regulatory/legislative compliance
- Litigation readiness
- Fraud risk workshops.
Having a level of confidence in your organisation's day to day activities and systems is vital to achieving your business' goals.
Complementing Grant Thornton’s Audit and Assurance and Business Risk services, our Risk Management experts can help you to achieve that confidence. You may wish to perform enhanced due diligence for senior and executive employees or merger and acquisition targets. Or, you may wish to enhance your organisation’s ethical culture through the design and implementation of an ethical hotline program.
Whatever level of assurance is required our team has the experience necessary to assist you. Some of the areas we have put this expertise to use include:
- Corporate and executive due diligence
- Whistleblower and ethical hotline programs
- Contract compliance reviews
- Expert Witness testimony and reports
- Preparation of police briefs.