Asset tracing in the Middle East and Africa: ground rules, guidelines and good practice

When a business dispute becomes legal, the primary consideration is whether the projected investment of money, time and energy will be offset by the counterparty's ability to pay. 

The payment capacity of a counterparty comes from its access to cash and ownership of assets, however, in many Middle Eastern and African jurisdictions, this information can be hard to come by.

Diligencia’s Regional Director, Jonathan Siklos, offers three pieces of advice for anyone weighing up a business dispute and managing recovery risk: start early, follow your head (not your heart), and go local.

In this article you will learn:

  1. The importance of consulting with both legal and investigative specialists early on.
  2. The need to accurately assess the commercial basis for action.
  3. Why it is crucial that all advisers are regional specialists.


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