An effective Compliance Program must be adapted to the circumstances of each moment, and therefore requires constant monitoring of the processes sensitive to the related risks, which includes the evaluation and testing of the implemented internal controls and mitigation mechanisms.
On the other hand, whether to mitigate the risks that may arise from their commercial relations or by indication of the Regulatory and Supervisory Entities, companies are increasingly led to have to research and evaluate the background and suitability of third parties with whom they relate, as well as evaluate their preventive environments and corporate ethics, to better understand the risks arising from the relationship with these entities.
Our specialized Compliance Monitorship team has extensive experience in assessing the effectiveness of organizations’ Compliance Programs as well as understanding the risk environment of third parties, whether in the context of supplier due diligence, customers (KYC), other business partners or the scope of corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Effective Compliance and Ethics programs play a key role in alerting to possible threats and preventing violations of laws that, at the very least, can affect an organization’s reputation, as well as affect its business relationships or financial viability.
Whether you are a startup, a large multinational corporation, a non-profit or public entity organization, developing and implementing Compliance and Ethics behaviour is not limited to meeting minimum regulatory standards or implementing an optional risk mitigation tool. Robust Compliance and Ethics programs contribute to increased productivity and team performance, as well as levels of trust and transparency towards related entities, trust in operations and decision-making processes, increased customer retention and loyalty, contributing to the continuity and sustainability of organizations.
AML issues are constantly on organizations’ agendas. In general, all mandatory requirements must be met, including laws, regulations, guidelines and policies as well as other recommendations, even if voluntarily, made by regulators and other national and international bodies.
We support the implementation of an effective and efficient AML program that not only helps organizations behave according to these policies and guidelines, but also protects them from threats by strengthening business objectives.