The First Step in Any Due Diligence Inquiry

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  1. Jim Mulvaney says:

    Michael:
    Correct as always.
    The key is to conduct a risk assessment including a country/region reputational analysis. A standard background check may satisfy in Norway, but in high risk locations like China, Russia etc. we at Guardian Consulting LLC recommend to our clients a “boots on the ground” research process with native resources overseen by Americans with in-country experience, peeling back several layers, looking for possible cutouts, verifying supplied information. And of course it is vital that all steps are documented and archived so it can be used as part of defense/mitigation in case something comes up later.

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