Anti-Money Laundering controls in Mergers & Acquisitions
By Ana L. Pereira and Ana Maria H. de Alba
Caveat emptor… let the buyer beware. An integral element in today’s corporate transactions such as Mergers/ Acquisitions is due diligence that includes anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, and criminal and regulatory risk. Its importance only increases as governments and international regulators expand their enforcement efforts. Due diligence is a term used for a number of concepts involving either an investigation of a business or person prior to signing a contract, or an act with a certain criteria of review. It can be a legal obligation, but the term will more commonly apply to voluntary investigations..
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