Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Duff & Phelps Launches Panama Papers Task Force

– Team Includes Experts from Investigations, Compliance, Regulatory and Cybersecurity –

New York – Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced the formation of a global task force that brings together experts in Investigations, Compliance, Regulatory and Cybersecurity to counsel clients on the wide range of issues uncovered by the release of the Panama Papers.

“The potential improprieties revealed in the Panama Papers underscores, once again, the need for transparency, disclosure and accountability across the spectrum of enterprises and individuals,” said Duff & Phelps task force leader Polly Greenberg. “The content of these papers will almost certainly result in legal action and regulatory changes around the world. In this context, Duff & Phelps newly-formed task force has unique expertise to help clients achieve compliance, manage complex disputes, and protect the value of their enterprises today and in the future.”

Polly Greenberg is a managing director with the firm’s Regulatory Consulting team. As a prosecutor and former Chief of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau at the New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY), Polly is uniquely qualified to lead the firm’s advisory services regarding issues raised by the release of the Panama Papers. During her time at the DANY, she worked closely with state and federal banking regulators, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, FinCEN and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The information contained in the leaked documents raises questions concerning certain corporate structures and tax practices. The content of the papers has already led government regulators and investigative authorities to reinvigorate challenges to previously acceptable practices and to accelerate efforts to enhance transparency standards. Additionally, the leak itself highlights cybersecurity vulnerabilities around the globe. As such, the Duff & Phelps Task Force is comprised of professionals with deep expertise in sophisticated financial fraud and compliance issues, complex disputes and investigations, data mining and cybersecurity, providing clients with a unified and coordinated approach to address potential issues.

To further educate clients and stakeholders on the implications of the Panama Papers, Duff & Phelps is hosting a global webcast on May 3, 2016, at 10:00 am ET.

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