Unfair Competition

A few years after a multinational company (the Client) acquired a local agribusiness player, it started experiencing strong unfair competition from another local player, presumably with the help of an employee.

The Client contracted Interdiligence to perform a risk analysis regarding the presumed unfair business practices of the competitor and to discover and prove any inside help.

Covert field investigations and surveillance activities have been performed to gather data about the local business environment, the entities behind the competitor and any links between the entities controlling the competitor and the Client’s employees.

Interdiligence produced a complex relational map outlining fraudulent connections between multiple parties involved, including competitor representatives, former employees of the Client, local community members, local authority officials.

A forensic audit of specific internal legal and accounting documents helped establish the magnitude of the former employees’ involvement and identify usable evidence.

A number of criminal complaints were filed in by the criminal lawyer team member starting a series of legal actions against both the competitor and some of the Client’s former employees.

As a final result the unfair business practices of the competitor were put to an end.