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Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, we offer our services worldwide, either on-site or remotely, in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. 

 

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Clients

Our clients include Companies of all sizes, but mainly those with international operations - we help manage cross-border risk, be it in  operations, merger or acquisition due diligence, supply chain and vendor due diligence and risk management, investigations into leakage of confidential information from internal or external sources, staff fraud, staffing risk (investigations on suspect personnel at all levels or to assist with hiring), exposure to economic sanctions, extortion and bribery risk, and kidnapping risk.

We also assist Financial Entities, other regulated / reporting entities and Designated Non-Financial Business or Professions (DNFBPs) who have responsibilities under their country's legislation to establish anti-money laundering/proceeds of crime, counter terrorist financing, sanctions, anti-bribery & corruption, and counter-proliferation financing programmes, which includes reporting obligations (e.g. suspicious transaction reports, cash transactions, wire payments etc.) to the regulator / financial intelligence agency.

Financial, Regulated/Reporting Entities and DNFBPs include the following (in most countries): 

  • Accountants and accounting firms (when carrying out certain activities on behalf of their clients);
  • Banks, foreign banks and foreign bank branches - i.e. bank entities established under the country's Bank Act (or equivalent) and regulated (e.g. in Canada, by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI));
  • Casinos;
  • Corporate Service Providers;
  • Dealers in precious metals and stones;
  • Financial services cooperatives, savings and credit unions, building societies and caisses populaires, regulated by a relevant (country, provincial, or regional) Act; as well as credit union centrals when they provide services to anyone other than a member institution;
  • Government or Crown departments, agents and mandataries that accept deposit liabilities when providing financial services to the public and those who sell money orders. Deposit liabilities are amounts that are left with the agent or mandatary of the Crown, but that the agent or mandatary of the Crown owes to the person or entity that left the funds.
  • Lawyers and other independent legal professionals (sole practitioners, partners or employed professionals within professional firms);
  • Life insurance companies, brokers and agents;
  • Money services businesses; 
  • Public notaries and notary corporations (when carrying out certain activities on behalf of their clients);
  • Real estate brokers, agents, sales representatives and developers (when carrying out certain activities);
  • Securities dealers;
  • Trust companies and loan companies that are regulated under the country's Trust and Loan Companies Act (or equivalent), or that are regulated by a provincial / state / regional Act that is equivalent to the Trust and Loan Companies Act;
  • Virtual Currency traders/dealers/exchanges (under proposed amendments to various legislation around the world - e.g. the Canadian anti-money laundering Act (PCMLTFA), due in 2019, which would equate their status to MSBs; Bermuda, Malta and Gibraltar etc. implementing laws); and
  • For the purposes of suspicious transactions, employees of these reporting entities.

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