We are regularly tasked by two major international real estate clients to conduct due diligence on the owners and senior managers of potential business partners throughout Europe, East Asia and Africa, in support of potential takeover bids or joint ventures.

During one such task, we conducted open and closed source enquiries in Germany on a potential business partner, which revealed several compliance and financial red flags. This information had not been previously disclosed, nor was it in the public domain. Subsequent enquiries through local sources uncovered questionable business credentials and enabled the Client to make an informed decision to terminate discussions before entering into a binding contract.