Since inception, our assignments have reflected C&F Partners’ comprehensive offering. We have conducted AML and compliance reviews, provided litigation support in difficult jurisdictions, tackled cyber security issues, devised strategies to counter false allegations, navigated investors through the complexities of EU regulations and conducted enhanced due diligence on counterparties in emerging markets.
C&F conducted extensive due diligence for a London-based private equity group on a financial institution it was planning to acquire in a southern European region where investors have occasionally run into difficulty. Our regional experts were deployed to perform an on-site review of the bank’s exposure to money-laundering risks, which combined quantitative data analysis with an in-depth check of internal controls, processes and staff. Using C&F’s research, the client was far more able to assess the risks attached to the investment.
C&F Partners was appointed as an expert witness on anti- money laundering by a plaintiff in an international arbitration of a dispute in the Baltic banking sector. We conducted a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of the relevant countries’ AML regulatory regimes and stress-tested the banks’ internal AML compliance systems. Our report formed a key element of the proceedings.
C&F Partners was appointed by a global natural resources group with widespread international operations to assist its internal review of the company’s third-party agency and intermediary agreements. Our work ensured that the company’s compliance framework and processes were aligned with international regulations and best practices and that its international third- party relationships adhered to the organisation’s own strict ethical standards.
The president of a major European financial institution called in C&F Partners to help recover tens of millions of dollars that had been misappropriated before his appointment. We combed through internal records, liaised with regulators and engaged with global banks to assemble evidence admissible in court.
C&F’s experience in art compliance and integrity stems from our involvement in a series of international art-related disputes. In this highly specialised sector, our track record includes: identifying money laundering and tax evasion issues at a client’s proposed art-deal intermediary; finding potential conflicts of interest that an art valuation expert had failed to disclose; and supporting high-value litigation and asset recovery in an art-backed financial lawsuit.
A large European fiduciary firm suffered a cyber-attack that put its client lists at risk of exposure and attempted fraud. Our team tested and fixed the firm’s cyber defence system, creating new protocols and providing reassurance to clients and stakeholders.
China in Africa
C&F Partners was engaged by a large US investment fund to examine the political and investment consequences of China’s huge investments in Africa. We provided detailed mapping and on-the-ground intelligence of the current state of affairs and its potential impact on the fund’s investment plans.