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Enhanced and Standard Due Diligence Checks throughout Hong Kong and China

The services of Suzzess can be summarized using one word, INTEGRITY.

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Enhanced and Standard Due DiligenceEnhanced and Standard Due Diligence Checks throughout Hong Kong and China

Our experienced team provides confidential, sound and unbiased due diligence checks in Hong Kong, China and more. “Know your partners” and “Investigate before you invest” are good practices which are often neglected. We also offer business analysis for companies contemplating investments, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. These are beneficial for companies looking to enhance organizational effectiveness in an existing business unit or portfolio company.

Due diligence check in its simplest form may involve obtaining the corporate filings for a Subject Company or to conduct a site visit to its registered office and/or to verify its operational address. Some clients very often neglect this and enter into agreements blindly, subsequently finding out that the business license of the Subject has expired, or they do not have business operations as claimed, merely using a secretarial company as its registered office. For a comprehensive due diligence check report, this may include obtaining public and non-public records, which may include criminal and civil litigation records, credit and financials, local media research, regulatory information and reputation checks with informal business sources. Where the Key Principal(s) need to be investigated, inquiries may be extended to identify their business associations, any directorships they hold, are they a politically-exposed, affiliated to Governmental bodies, any corruption and bribery issues etc. The following is a general scope of services Suzzess provides as part of a due diligence check:


Corporate entities


  1. Corporate records and overview: Provide corporate filings which reflect the legal structure, ownership, business license expiration and annual inspection status of the Company (any government ownership or control? Related business partnerships or affiliations? Professional reputations?).

  2. Operations verification: Verification of the actual business location to ensure that the Company has legitimate business operations and is doing business where it claims. Where necessary, using a suitable business pretext and/or our front cover office, conduct appropriate visits to the addresses found to be related to the Company to verify information, obtain business cards, brochures and to solicit information on the Company’s clients/business partners and joint ventures.

  3. Civil and criminal litigation history: Confidential law enforcement checks with appropriate agencies and publicly available records, including databases where appropriate, to determine if the Company and/or its principals have been involved in any civil or criminal matters (either as a plaintiff or defendant).

  4. Credit/financial: Research the Company’s financial history, tax liabilities and revenue reporting. Obtain the Company’s financial filings to determine if the Company is financially stable. What’s the source of primary funding? The identities of its clients? Have the principals ever filed for bankruptcy on behalf of themselves or a business entity? Does the Company pay its taxes on time? Have any types of tax judgments or liens been filed against them?

  5. Press Review: Search both native language and English press, including local business reports and professional journals, and mainstream media, to determine the Company’s business reputation, any known controversy, major business activities and other social and business relationships of interests.

  6. Regulatory information: Does the Company’s business/industry require any special licensing to operate in the country and/or is it regulated by any agency? If so, are they compliant with regulations and do they have any history of non- compliance, violations, fines, or complaints?


Principals


  1. Profiling: Obtain the Principal's personal profile from desktop, proprietary databases and informal sources. This will hopefully obtain his family information, his place and date of birth, addresses, criminal records, work histories etc. and a general picture to the Subject's background.

  2. Corporate associations: Conduct checks on the Principal to determine any companies associated other than the Subject. Based on the identification of companies, provide corporate filings which reflect the legal structure, ownership and business license expiration of the Company.

  3. Civil and criminal litigation history: Confidential law enforcement checks with appropriate agencies and publicly available records, including databases where appropriate, to determine if the individuals have been involved in any civil or criminal matters (either as a plaintiff or defendant). Have they ever had a judgment or fine levied against them?

  4. Press Review: Search both native language and English press, including local business reports and professional journals, and mainstream media, to determine the individual’s reputation, any known controversy, major business activities and other social and business relationships of interests. Are key principals known criminals? Do they have controversial pasts or associations?

  5. Governmental Affiliations: Searches with confidential sources to determine whether the Subject is affiliated to the Government, related to a political figure/family or known to be politically involved or attached to political associations. Suzzess handles different types of due diligence checks in Hong Kong, China and other locations, from FCPA compliance to investigative due diligence for corporations, government agencies, associates and global investment companies. Our services, inclusive of due diligence checks cover Hong Kong, China and Macau in-house and via our associates, cover most Asia Pacific countries.

Suzzess handles different types of due diligence checks in Hong Kong, China and other locations, from FCPA compliance to investigative due diligence for corporations, government agencies, associates and global investment companies. Our services, inclusive of due diligence checks cover Hong Kong, China and Macau in-house and via our associates, cover most Asia Pacific countries.

To book your consultation for a due diligence check in Hong Kong or China, or if you have any questions, fill out an online enquiry form here.

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