Reasons to Have an Undercover Investigation at Your Business

What are some reasons to have an undercover investigation in your workplace? Fraud If you suspect someone is involved in some sort of business fraud at your workplace, that’s the sort of thing that warrants an undercover investigation. They might be involved in bribes, money laundering, setting up shell companies, etc. They could be misusing… Read more »

Case Study: How SMG Consulting Helps Businesses

SMG Consulting deals with certain cases and Gilead Sciences is one of them. SMG Consulting handles litigation support and fraud investigations, and Gilead Sciences was able to successfully prosecute Florida clinics who were exploiting its access program for HIV prevention drugs with the consultation help of SMG. Gilead Sciences ended up settling with healthcare clinic… Read more »

How Doing Due Diligence in Latin America Can Help Your Business

Latin America stretches from Mexico to the bottom of South America and encompasses many different countries and cultures, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, among others. As a whole, unfortunately, Latin America has a reputation for corruption and bribery when it comes to doing business. These things have been generational– it’s not… Read more »

Assess These Risks When Doing Business in Latin America

If you’re in business to make money, then you want to sell to customers who are interested in what you offer, right? And sometimes those customers are not local. They might be in another county, state or country. If you’re looking to expand your business, you’re apt to consider new markets, such as areas of… Read more »

Why Due Diligence in Latin America is Crucial  

Have you heard of the term “due diligence?” It’s the investigation of care that a reasonable business (or person) is normally expected to take before entering into an agreement or contract with another party. Typically, due diligence concerns making an informed decision thanks to quality information found out, including costs, benefits and risks. Do Your… Read more »

Notable Business Risks in Latin America

What are some of the risks of doing business in Latin America? There are the bigger, global issues such as cybersecurity/data fraud and terrorist attacks. Then there are the more local Latin American problems, such as political and economic structural risks. What are the key risks in Latin America? The top risk is failure of… Read more »

SMG assists Gilead Sciences dismantle major HIV fraud scheme in South Florida On November 3, 2020, Gilead Sciences Inc. filed suit in the Southern District of Florida Federal Court seeking damages from and injunctions against 58 defendants in South Florida for their part in an alleged scheme to defraud Gilead of approx 150 million dollars. The defendants are comprised of medical clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, and their owners, officers,… Read more »

Things to Know About International Asset Searches

We live in a global society where people or entities can hide assets anywhere. What are some things to know about international asset searches? Team of Professionals Work On Your Behalf Searches typically involve a team of investigative, legal and financial professionals seeking information on your behalf. They often deal with off-shore holdings, money laundering… Read more »

Things to Consider When Selecting a Business Consultant for Latin America Expansion

Are you interested in expanding your business into Latin America? Before you do, you should strongly consider bringing a business consultant on board to help you make the transition. Ideally, you should look for someone who has helped other American companies establish themselves in Latin America. It’ll increase the chances of your expansion being a… Read more »

The Benefits of Working With a Litigation Support Specialist in Latin America

A company’s expansion into Latin America has the potential to be a lucrative endeavor. However, it can also put a company at risk for lawsuits and other unexpected legal battles. If your company ever finds itself at the center of a court case, it’s a good idea to work closely with a litigation support specialist… Read more »