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Investigative Due Diligence

Recognised Experts for Investigative Due Diligence in MENA
Investigative Due Diligence in MENA

Cedar Rose can conduct thorough and meticulous research into companies and individuals in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.

Having a network of resources and local contacts within the region, our specialised and experienced Due Diligence research teams provide clients around the world with trusted, reliable reports, documents and even photographic evidence.

Whether you are investigating your potential business partner, employee, employer, customer or supplier - or conducting research for litigation purposes - Cedar Rose are recognised as the experts in MENA due diligence and business intelligence. See our Client Testimonials to know more.

For peace of mind and full compliance with KYC and AML obligations, we provide a number of different solutions.

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The Standard Plus Due Diligence Report covers the same information of a Standard Due Diligence Report, inclusive of:

  • Business Interest Checks
  • Directorship Checks
  • Background Analysis
  • It also features a Business Intelligence analysis, outlining the report's main elements.
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The Simplified Due Diligence Report contains standard basic KYC information, of which:

  • Retrieval of Official Corporate Information
  • PEP / SOE Screening
  • Global Compliance & Sanction List Checks
  • Published Financial Data in certain jurisdictions (where applicable and publicly accessible)
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The Standard Due Diligence Report covers the same information of a Simplified Due Diligence Report, inclusive of:

  • A two-segment international and local media analysis:
  • Publications & Media -in English and local languages
  • Adverse Media -in English and local languages
  • It also features a Business Intelligence analysis, outlining the report's main elements.
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An Entity’s Local Reputation Can Speak Volumes

  • Mitigates the risk of trading with or employing unsavory characters
  • Several approaches are made until 4 to 5 local connections can be discreetly interviewed
  • Report contains comments of former employers, business associates, peers, journalists & regulators
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Search of the Largest MENA Database of Directors and Shareholders for the Middle East and Africa

  • Comprehensive search of Cedar Rose’s database in Arabic & English
  • Can be compiled on People or Companies to show whether they hold shares in other entities
  • Note: To trace Ultimate Beneficiary Owners, Due Diligence Comprehensive Report
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Local Knowledge is Key for Legal Research in the MENA Region

  • Where these are publically available we can obtain the information for you
  • Date, case number, type of court and details will be translated into English from the local language.
  • In some countries several jurisdictions would need to be searched separately
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When Copying of Commercial Records is Not Permitted

  • An alternative to Original Copies where these are not legally available
  • Data extracted from the Commercial Register within days of your order (Registration number required)
  • Complete Report translated from Arabic and supplied in English
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A Popular Tool for Organisations Concerned about their Reputation

  • Entities are checked against sanctions, watch, criminal, regulatory, law enforcement & stop-lists
  • No need to subscribe to expensive databases – we can check entities one at a time
  • Prevents your company associating with known terrorists, criminals and sanctioned entities
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Having a Physical Presence is Key to Obtaining Legal Copies

  • Only provided where legally and publicly available see also Corporate Record Reports
  • Actual copies from the Commercial Registers within days of your order– suitable for litigation purposes
  • Note: Commercial Registration Number is required on the order form
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For KYC, Acquisition, Investment or Peer Analysis of MENA Companies

  • Full Financial Statements in the English Language or local language copies
  • Can be translated by multilingual Financial Analysts
  • Note: Available for all listed companies and some private companies, but not all
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A Useful Compliance Tool to Screen MENA Entities for Bankruptcy

  • Searches conducted in local languages with reports provided in English
  • Can be compiled on People or Companies - Available in certain MENA countries only
  • Note: Company Name, Commercial Registration Number and City/Town of Incorporation required
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To Avoid Aligning your Organisation with Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)

  • We check whether individuals or their close connections and family members are past or current officeholders or were formerly entrusted with high level public function within a country
  • Helps to avoid potential bad publicity, lack of popularity or connection to corrupt practices
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When You Need to Ensure a Third Party has No Registered Debts in MENA

  • One step towards KYC or Background Screening of a Company or Person in MENA
  • Reveals whether they already have outstanding debts filed with the authorities
  • Note: Not available in all MENA countries – search available countries below
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Full Litigation Check for Lebanese and Egyptian Entities

  • Currently only available for Lebanon and Egypt
  • Involves one of our local researchers physically visiting civil and criminal courts in all jurisdictions
  • Highly recommended before entering into a joint venture, partnership or high level employment
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Litigation Check

  • Currently only available for Lebanon and Egypt.
    Note: Full Name, Registration No and City/Town required.
  • Involves one of our local researchers physically visiting civil courts in all jurisdictions.
  • Highly recommended before entering into a joint venture, partnership or high level employment
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We Check the Web in all Local Languages to Avoid Linking your Company to Adverse Media

  • Our experienced multilingual researchers search the subject in Arabic, English & French
  • Translated summaries in English are provided for any articles found
  • Sources and hyperlinks to articles are provided in our report
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The Customer Due Diligence Report is a thorough investigative survey based on a Standard Plus Due Diligence Report, plus:

  • Court & Litigation Checks / Legal Cases / Proceedings*
  • Bankruptcy Checks*
  • Legal Announcement and Gazette searches
  • A two-segment international and local media analysis incl. Publications & Media; and Adverse Media
  • Network Business Intelligence and Business Relationship Analysis (Associated Companies and Associated Principals) in addition to an overall Business Intelligence analysis, outlining the report's main elements.
  • *where applicable
  • This report can progress on quote until tracing Ultimate Beneficiary Owners (UBO) to cater for those who are tracing the ultimate beneficiary owner(s) or controller(s) of higher-risk companies or entities including identification and verification of their identity.
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Enhanced Due Diligence Report

  • Retrieval of Official Corporate Information
  • Negative Media review with a special focus on Adverse Media
  • Intelligence and Relationship Analysis
  • Approaches and interviews of up-to 4 informal sources to determine:
    • Connections and/or links to public structures and/or public agents
    • Networks : Commercial / Professional / Institutional / Political
    • Reputational checks
  • This report can progress on quote until tracing Ultimate Beneficiary Owners (UBOs) when a company’s shareholding structure is revealed multi-layered.
    • Add-ons to Enhanced Due Diligence Report may include where applicable:
    • -Court Records Search
    • -Bankruptcy Checks
    • -Legal Announcement and Gazette Searches
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When you need Information that is Outside the Scope of our Usual Reports

  • Not sure which Cedar Rose report is right for you?
  • Cedar Rose has access to a lot of information throughout the MENA region and we can guide you as to what is and is not legally available to obtain in every jurisdiction.
  • Contact our friendly team directly to order a bespoke report for you at orders@cedar-rose.com
Packages
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