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Business Intelligence

Assessment of counterparty reputation, integrity and track record ahead of investments, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions and senior appointments; in-depth KYC due diligence on critical relationships

We identify and mitigate risk in commercial relationships, allowing our clients to proceed with confidence.  

Our work is a key part of the pre-transaction process and complements our clients’ financial and legal diligence. 

Commercial Due Diligence 
  • Research and due diligence around new investment opportunities and M&A; assessment of management teams
  • Intelligence gathering around potential obstacles to deal completion
  • Market reviews and competitor analysis 
  • Key senior hires
Risk & Compliance
  • Know Your Client (KYC) procedures and screening of High Net Worth (HNW) or politically exposed individuals
  • Assessment of potential exposure under FCPA/UKBA - for example, through analysis of the political/family connections of suppliers, agents or other commercial partners
  • Evaluation of reputational and integrity risk associated with potential acquisition targets or business partners 
Sanctions Advisory
  • Assessment of existing or legacy relationships in light of increased political exposure or sanctions
  • Sanctions exposure in customer and supply chain relationships
  • In certain key markets, extensive mapping of sanctioned entities and individuals and their affiliates


Marcus Fishburn


Marcus Fishburn heads our Business Intelligence and Fraud practice in London and travels widely in support of his casework. He is distinctly skilled at gathering intelligence and conducting investigations ‘on the ground’.

Peter Pender-Cudlip


Peter Pender-Cudlip heads our Middle East practice from where he advises principal risk takers and decision makers in government agencies, multinationals and other companies, financial institutions, law firms, investors, traders and brokers worldwide.