10% and more of global consumption originates from illicit trading (WTO estimates). This number must be assumed to be way higher on the African continent. All stakeholders are losing: from governments to legitimate businesses to consumers.
Counterfeit products are non-genuine (“fake”) products. They are produced domestically or can also be imported.
We support you from start to finish: identify sources of infringement, support enforcement action, design a program for prevention.
Illegally imported goods have been produced outside of the country of destination. These can be legal goods or also counterfeited products. When conducting illegal imports investigations our strategies usually include intelligence / market search, identification of supply chain, support of enforcement action, and the design a program for prevention.
Parallel trade occurs when products produced under the protection of a patent, trademark, or copyright in one market are subsequently exported to a second market and sold there without the authorization of the local owner of the intellectual property (IP) right.
Background checks help to make sound decisions about the people you do business with. This can include checks on key hires you are about to do or also on business partners, be them individuals or corporates, with whom you plan to enter an agreement.
Due diligence background checks give you the information you need to make important business decisions: “trust but verify.” They are often being conducted prior to engaging with a client, before settling a dispute or during a merger or acquisition.
Crime against business is ever increasing and an issue every organization should be addressing. The impact of business crime can include financial losses, reputational damages, compliance and regulatory infringements, and even criminal proceedings
Companies regularly experience issues in running their business and handling employees’ behaviors and disputes. These challenges can be as small as stealing office supplies and merchandise, or as harmful as internal sabotage or violence towards the company’s facilities or people.
Companies frequently fall victim to the theft of their assets. It is not only distressing for business owners and managers but also put the company morale under pressure, as employees feel under suspicion; a demotivating lack of trust could spread throughout the organization.
Due to the fast development of cheap and available technologies, there has been a dramatic increase of spying.
We help organizations to collect past due invoices, unpaid rents, court-ordered judgments and more. If someone owes you or your organization money we can help you get paid.
Great Russian author Leo Tolstoy observed in his master novel “Anna Karenina” that “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” We don’t quite agree with him as we believe the very same issues plague many families such as violence, infidelity / cheating, inheritance, succession matters, and children custody.