Public Records Due Diligence/Risk Assessment InvestigationDealing with foreign business counterparts often presents risks associated with fraud, deception, scandal, embezzlement, and so on.
To minimize such risks, conducting background checks on your business counterparts enables you to see beyond the tip of the iceberg and get a holistic view of things.
A standard due diligence report contains various checks of publicly available information including bankruptcy and civil litigation, personal details extracted from official copies of national ID cards and household registrations.
Thorough research of local language internet and media references, reverse directorship checks and other pertinent domestic and international regulatory sanction checks can be conducted.
The scope of research can also be extended to further include site visits and discrete enquiries with various industry sources if required.
Location Visits – Photographic Evidence PossibleMaking a physical visit to verify an address can effectively help minimize risk of fraud, such as the lack of a building structure or business actually appearing or operating at the stated address.
It can also provide an idea about the size of the office, the bustle of business activity and whether the office appearance conforms to the subject company’s registered capital.
Retrieval of Official Corporate Records for Thai, Singaporean, Malaysian and Hong Kong companies (Hard and Soft Copies)The most up-to-date version of official corporate records can be retrieved in hard and soft copy version.
These documents contain information about the company directors and shareholders, date of registration, registered and paid up capital, changes in directors and shareholding structure, date of capital increase/decrease and other official personal documents of the directors.
Bankruptcy / Civil Litigation ChecksThese checks are conducted through both physical visits to various domestic courts, as well as through online resources.
Depending on each country, litigation records can date back to a period of over 10 years and often contain basic information about the cases.
Further details about the cases can also be retrieved per clients’ request in some countries.
Directorships and Share ownership ChecksIn Thailand, reverse directorships of a person can be conducted to identify all of his/her previous and current business interests.
Personal Background / Reputation ChecksDiscrete enquiries with relevant local businessmen, journalists and other relevant industry sources can provide an insightful perspective which publicly available information cannot offer.
These comments often reflect general reputation, business practices, business and political connections of the subject of investigation.
Property Ownership Verification in Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong (Official Land Deeds)Official land deeds can be retrieved to verify current and previous ownership of property.
An estimated valuation of the current market price can also be provided as required.
Employment Vetting Service in Thailand, Singapore and Hong KongA vetting service helps the clients in verifying information provided by potential, current, and former employees.
The objective is to confirm the integrity of such information and bring into question the authenticity of written and oral statements.
This can assist the clients in conducting their HR activities in a more efficient and effective manner.
Physical SecurityAssessments can be made of company facilities and recommendations on how to augment company protection procedures.
These include recommendations ranging from securing company assets to dealing with employees, such as pre-employment checks, post-employment procedures, and incentive methods to encourage employees to report suspicious, inappropriate or illegal activities within the company.
Perimeter and internal security procedures can be evaluated and expanded upon. These include the evaluation of the actual, physical perimeter of a premises, security scrutiny at access points, proper procedures for entry and exit of employees, visitors, and staff.
Access control procedures over a client’s products would also be examined to determine the suitability of security protocols and how to augment them if necessary.
Cross-Cultural Training ServiceExpatriates assigned to work in a Thai working environment for their first time could experience cultural shock associated with language barrier, differences in business values, norms, beliefs and assumptions, different lifestyle and work culture. This could have significant negative effect on the performance at both the individual and organizational levels.
To aid expatriates complete their assignment effectively, a cross-cultural training session can help develop cultural awareness and understanding necessary for working effectively within a Thai working environment setting. This could also help them and their families to settle down their personal lives in a new culture at a faster speed.
Cultural training sessions are very flexible in terms of training methods and duration that they can be designed and conducted to suit the needs of clients. Sessions can also be arranged to focus on specific area of interest of the trainee.
Bodyguard servicesExecutive protection can also be provided. We recommend that advance notice be given to allow us to undertake location/route assessments and arrange the appropriate personnel and transportation.
Intellectual propertyWe can assist clients with the goal of resolving issues involving suspected counterfeit or grey-market products.
Surveys and sample purchases can be made along with arranging consultation with the relevant authorities to seek assistance on possible raids and seizures.
Interpretation / Translation (English-Thai, Thai-English)Interpretation/Translation services can be arranged for clients needing an interpreter for business and any other purposes in Thailand.
Fluent Thai speakers with excellent English language capacity are available to facilitate clients and avoid any potential misunderstandings.