For a European construction firm, we conducted a series of background checks on its agents in the UAE.
As part of our review, we examined the track record and reputation of an Abu Dhabi-based agent who appeared to be a renowned businessman with close ties to the Al Nahyan ruling family. However, comprehensive public records checks uncovered allegations that this proposed agent had received illicit payments to help an engineering conglomerate obtain contacts in Abu Dhabi. An analysis of litigation records and enquiries with law enforcement sources found that these claims had never been substantiated and that the proposed agent had not been the subject of any regulatory action.
Our findings enabled our client to continue its relationship with this Abu Dhabi agent.