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Due Diligence: How Much Is Enough?

Michael Short of Ethics360 has released a new white paper called “The Role of Due Diligence in Anti-Corruption Compliance: How Much Is Enough?”

Mike is a fluent Cantonese speaker, a China risk specialist, and part of the group that founded Asia’s largest pre-employment screening provider and later established a leading international due diligence services firm.

His new paper talks about levels of due diligence needed under the FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act.

‘Due diligence is often cited as a “must have” for any compliance program,’ he said, ‘but the exact components of a successful due diligence program are rarely spelled out by the enforcement agencies. This often leaves compliance professionals in the no-mans land of knowing they have to do something to check the background of their international agents, vendors, and distributors — but not sure what this actually entails.’

His aim is to analyze how much and what type of due diligence is adequate to demonstrate to the DOJ, SEC, and SFO a comprehensive, consistent, and auditable compliance program. And what that level of due diligence looks like in real life.

For a free copy of Michael Short’s white paper, click here.

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