At Nardello & Co., we tailor bespoke strategies to ensure that our clients avoid potential landmines, thus preventing damaging engagements.
Third-party agents and intermediaries can often be a double-edged sword. While they provide the local expertise and know-how that enable a company to reduce its overall investment in a particular market, thereby maximizing its opportunities, third-party intermediaries can also increase a company’s exposure to the FCPA and other anti-corruption legislation, particularly in jurisdictions where graft or state ownership are prevalent.
Ensuring that intermediaries comply with local and international laws as well as your company’s own code of conduct can be challenging.
We have significant experience in helping clients assess and monitor their exposure to third parties—whether they be sales agents, distributors, legal advisors, customs brokers, or consultants—and then in designing and implementing tailored due diligence programs to mitigate risks, including those related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns. Learn more about our ESG services here.