Risk & Compliance

The teams at Forward Global assist both public and private organizations in assessing their risks and ensuring they are operating in compliance with national and international laws, particularly in terms of respecting anti-corruption frameworks (such as France’s Sapin II Law, the UK Bribery Act 2010, and the FCPA), sanctions and embargoes, the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), and CSR/ESG (Duty of Care). Thanks to our financial, legal and digital expertise, as well as our significant international reach, our teams work with major international groups and most major French companies, as well as many SMEs, actors from the financial world (banks, insurance companies, investment funds, etc.) and a number of top-tier start-ups.


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  • Auditing and evaluating compliance procedures and systems, drafting of recommendations and action plans
  • Risk mapping based on clients’ internal organizational structures, activities, and locations
  • Mapping of third-party risks with the objective of separating third parties into uniform categories in order to set up a graduated procedure for assessing and continuously monitoring their integrity
  • Drafting of ethics charters, codes of conduct, and operating procedures
  • Identifying the ultimate beneficial ownership (UBO) and corporate ecosystem of third parties
  • Assessing connections, exposure to political risks, and possible conflicts of interest
  • Criminal records checks and inclusion on global sanctions, exclusion, and debarment lists
  • Investigating instances of adverse media coverage
  • ESG/CSR audits to assess third party and key subcontractor compliance with ESG/CSR criteria 
  • Comparison of ESG commitments with any public ESG disclosures
  • Managing the KYC/KYS “Mass Check” platform for automated and standardized verification of third parties (verifying incorporation & legal status, inclusion on lists, examples of adverse media, etc.)
  • Support in setting up due diligence platforms based on risk criteria, eliminating false positives, and managing questionnaires connected to Third Party Compliance Platforms
  • Background Checks
  • CV corroboration
  • Integrity assessment
  • Review of social media presence and content
  • Analysis of contacts and risk of political exposure or conflicts of interest
  • Analysis of past or ongoing legal proceedings
  • Dark web screening to identify potential illicit activities or data breaches
Identifying Beneficial Ownership Structures
  • Verifying share ownership with local commercial registries up to the identification of ultimate beneficial owners (UBO)
  • Charting shareholder organization
Assets profile
  • Identifying holdings and assets via public records and, where necessary, on-the-ground investigations
  • Verifying and updating legal and commercial data
  • Monitoring new developments relating to international sanctions in general, or in relation to a specific entity/person
  • Verifying the inclusion of an entity, its shareholders, or beneficial owners on international sanctions lists
  • Assessing the risk of secondary sanctions
  • Export compliance
  • Risk assessment for dual-use goods
  • Verifying compliance related to the use (or users) of exported goods
  • Creation of customized teaching aids and e-learning modules
  • Facilitating training programs
  • Promoting risk management initiatives

Forward Global’s dedicated entities

Our teams in charge of international and financial investigations

Our technology platform dedicated to compliance management

Our technology platform specializing in e-learning