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9 Key Sectors Ripe for Reform in the “New” Brazil

Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro promised major market reforms to re-energize the world’s eighth largest economy and attract more foreign investment. As he nears the 100-day mark, here’s where the country stands…more

Agribusiness, Banking Sector, Brazil, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Economic Downturn

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Potential Impacts of COVID-19 on Construction Projects in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a considerable source of discussion and, despite multiple publications, numerous questions and uncertainties remain. Will the COVID-19 pandemic be considered a force majeure event? How will…more

Business Interruption, Canada, Construction Project, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Critical Infrastructure Sectors

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Businesses That Ignore the #MeToo Movement Do So at Their Own Peril

As the results of an exclusive FTI Consulting & Mine The Gap survey show, businesses need to make sure they’re fostering a safe and inclusive workplace. # MeToo is more than just a hashtag. It’s more than a headline or a line of…more

#MeToo, Corporate Culture, Employer Liability Issues, Harassment, Hostile Environment

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Executive Insights on Driving Rapid Revenue Growth after COVID-19 - Episode 4 | Jeff Cotten

In this exclusive series, FTI Consulting experts interview industry executives to explore how innovative leaders are adopting new strategies to drive rapid revenue growth. Please see full Publication below for more…more

Business Development, Business Plans, Business Strategies, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Infectious Diseases

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The Restructuring Continuum: Part 2 - All Aboard! A Safe Harbor Is Your Destination

The Australian safe harbour legislation came into effect in September 2017. The objective of safe harbour is to promote entrepreneurialism and foster a turnaround culture to save businesses, rather than allow them to fail. It…more

Australia, Entrepreneurs, Insolvency, Personal Liability, Restructuring

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COVID-19: Credible and Effective Communication Management in an Exceptional Situation

The rapid global spread of the coronavirus presents companies with challenges of historic proportions. Few companies remain unaffected by the crisis. At present it is impossible to predict how long it will last and how much harm…more

Best Management Practices, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Governance, Crisis Management, Internal Communications

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Managing Third-Party Risk: Due Diligence and Evaluation

In Risk & Compliance magazine’s latest expert forum, Bryant Aaron from Novartis moderates a panel with Withers' Jamal Saleh and FTI Consulting’s Andrew Durant, Wayne Anthony and Shahin Shamsabadi on the red flags to be aware of…more

Compliance Management Systems, Failure To Disclose, Forensic Accounting, Risk Management, Third-Party Risk

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Blood in the Water: COVID-19 M&A Implications

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound economic impact across the globe. Entire industries have ground to a halt and unemployment claims reached record highs, as demand has disappeared due to government-mandated…more

Acquisition Agreements, Business Valuations, Contract Terms, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Sales Transactions

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Executive Insights on Driving Rapid Revenue Growth after COVID-19 - Episode 4 | Jeff Cotten

In this exclusive series, FTI Consulting experts interview industry executives to explore how innovative leaders are adopting new strategies to drive rapid revenue growth. Please see full Publication below for more…more

Business Development, Business Plans, Business Strategies, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Infectious Diseases

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How Contractors Can Reduce Antitrust Risk Amid COVID-19

The ongoing pandemic has profoundly impacted government procurement for specific goods and services to protect against the spread of the virus. As federal, state and local agencies scramble to stockpile needed equipment, there…more

Antitrust Provisions, Antitrust Violations, Competition, Coronavirus/COVID-19, DFARS

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Proving COVID-19 Related Time Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread closures and disruption to businesses around the world. Whilst the construction industry and its supply chain have remained active, it has not been immune to this upheaval…more

Business Interruption, Commercial Insurance Policies, Construction Project, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Infectious Diseases

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Building a More Resilient World: a New Era for Energy Public Affairs After COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 will be felt strongly, albeit differently, across geographies and segments of the energy industry. While it is too early to predict post-crisis ramifications beyond the current heightened level of…more

Business Model, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Governance, Environmental Social & Governance (ESG), Infrastructure

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Digital Transformation in Finance: Understanding its Impact During COVID-19 and After

In just a short period of time, COVID-19 has had a profound change on our social and professional lives, forcing us to quickly adopt new social norms and further embrace technology. In perhaps the most common example, a recent…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Digital Marketplace, Digital Services, Popular

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Budget 2020-21: Infrastructure & Investment Measures to Turn Around the Australian Economy

The Australian Government’s budget, released on 6 October 2020, concedes that an economic decline will be hard to avoid over the remainder of this year, reflecting the impacts of the lockdown necessary to combat COVID-19. Real…more

Affordable Housing, Australia, Carbon Emissions, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Economic Downturn

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Interest on Damages and the Discontinuation of LIBOR: Is Now the Time to Revisit the Choice of Interest Rate for Interest Awards?

Tim Battrick and Tim Richards of FTI Consulting’s Economic and Financial Consulting practice review potential approaches to calculating pre-award interest in international arbitration, including the use of LIBOR. With the…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Awards, Damages, Interest Rates, International Arbitration

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Managing Export Controls and Sanctions: It’s About Who You Know and What You Know

A patchwork of domestic and international regulations has grown trickier to navigate over the past few years. Even the most mindful companies can stumble. …more

Anti-Corruption, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Compliance Management Systems, Distributors, Economic Sanctions

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From Viral to Virtual: Steps to Create Collaboration in Virtual Teams During a Time of Crisis

The novel Coronavirus has dealt business a hand of cards it needs to learn to play with, and fast. Across the world, organizations are being forced to reorganize the way they work and collaborate within a matter of days, if not…more

Business Continuity Plans, Collaboration, Remote Working, Virtual Meetings

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Tactics for Provider Organizations to Manage Through COVID-19 and Plan for What’s Next

Despite the widespread impact of COVID-19 on businesses from all sectors and geographies, there may be no industry more immediately and severely impacted than the healthcare sector. How healthcare provider organizations rapidly…more

Business Continuity Plans, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Health Care Providers, Patient Access, Relief Measures

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Leveraging Your Company’s Existing Data to Reduce Antitrust Compliance Risk

I. Introduction - There is increasing emphasis for corporations to implement antitrust compliance programs that will deter and detect collusive behavior. In 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will…more

Analytics, Antitrust Division, Antitrust Violations, Audits, Business Strategies

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IRS Releases PLR 202013006 & 202013007 on Treatment of Parking Revenue

Executive Summary: On March 27, 2020, the IRS released two substantially similar Private Letter Rulings (“PLR”) concluding that the share of parking revenue a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) receives will qualify as rents…more

Commercial Leases, Internal Revenue Code (IRC), IRS, Parking Lots, Private Letter Rulings

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Home Is Where The Health Is

What mid- to long-term investment opportunities are expected to emerge in the home healthcare market following COVID-19? A lthough the COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately still occupies much of the attention of the healthcare…more

Health Care Providers, Home Health Agencies, Home Health Care, Investment Opportunities

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COVID-19 Safe Harbour – I Just Spent Six Months in a Leaky Boat…

No one expected these immortal words by Split Enz to be so relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that is exactly how some directors may be left feeling regarding the requirements to qualify for protection from trading…more

Australia, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Infectious Diseases, Insolvency, Safe Harbors

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Are Singapore Payment Services Providers Ready?

With the Payment Services Act taking full effect this month, payment services firms must meet new compliance regulations if they want to retain consumer trust. Most consumers have no idea that they joined a global market valued…more

Digital Service Providers, Financial Services Industry, FinTech, Payment Services Directive, Payment Systems

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Don’t Get Hung Up on Digital When Transforming Your Company

What if the key for businesses and brands looking to improve performance in an increasingly digital world isn’t digital transformation? At a time when so much of the interaction between businesses and their customers is…more

Business Operations, Business Strategies, Digital Platforms, Machine Learning

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Accountants’ Liability Tool Kit (UPDATED)

There is a myriad of information relevant to Accountants’ Liability matters. It can be time consuming and confusing finding the relevant authoritative guidance. FTI Consulting’s experts have extensive experience as consulting…more

Accounting Standards, AICPA, Audit Reports, Financial Reporting, Internal Controls

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Surviving the Liquidity Crunch - Stabilise by determining Cash Flow demands, strengthening the Balance Sheet and lowering the break-even point

When the COVID-19 lockdown regulations unexpectedly disrupted ‘receipts’, whilst leaving ‘disbursements’ unscathed, business focus rapidly shifted to ensuring healthy operating liquidity. Please see full Publication below for…more

Balance Sheets, Business Closures, Business Losses, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Financial Distress

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The "Secret" History of the Bank Secrecy Act

Fifty years after its birth, the Bank Secrecy Act — along with the long-forgotten role it played in breaking open the Watergate scandal — continues to have an increasing influence on the financial system…more

Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, BSA/AML, Financial Crimes, Financial Institutions

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How to Protect Yourself and Your Employees in a Remote Work Environment

With organizations shifting to remote work environments due to the coronavirus pandemic, FTI Cybersecurity offers advice to strengthen cybersecurity at this crucial moment in time…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Employer Liability Issues, Risk Management

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CARES Act: Immediate Tax Relief for Real Estate Investors

As part of the CARES Act, corporations are now able to carry back net operating losses (“NOLs”) from 2018, 2019 and 2020 to the previous five taxable years. For corporations, including taxable REIT subsidiaries (“TRSs”) and U.S…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Net Operating Losses, Real Estate Investments, Relief Measures

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Global Insurance Services: Executive Brief Q4 2020

Dynamic Planning (DP) - DP is a paradigm shift from customary business planning. Dynamic Planning (DP) represents a paradigm shift from traditional business planning. DP is an AI-assisted planning and decision support…more

Business Plans, Insurance Regulations, Internal Audit Functions, Regulatory Oversight, Risk Management

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To Protect Your Freedom to Invest, Look Beyond the Black Box

Amid growing scrutiny of foreign investments in the United States, the role of strategic advocacy has become ever more important for preserving your deal. Here’s how to succeed…more

CFIUS, Covered Transactions, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Cross-Border Transactions, FIRRMA

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FASB Offers Guidance on Lease Concessions

On April 8, 2020, the staff of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) responded to a question from constituents on whether the accounting for modifications in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 842 Leases…more

Accounting Standards, FASB, Leases

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Business Security in Times of Furloughs and Home Working - The Need for Extra Vigilance Is Now

The effects of COVID-19 have led many companies worldwide to take drastic measures. This includes applications for temporal layoffs or furloughs, with the additional uncertainty of definitive layoffs for vast numbers of…more

Cloud Computing, Coronavirus/COVID-19, E-Signatures, Emergency Management Plans, Furloughs

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Mobile Money Is Driving Financial Inclusion, but Beware the Risks

Mobile money products and services have taken off in many parts of the world, to the extent that in some regions they have become more widely used than traditional banking. For example, in five out eight countries in the…more

Banking Sector, Financial Institutions, Financial Services Industry, Mobile Apps, Mobile Banking

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FinCEN Confronts “Unfair Surprise” and Provides Roadmap for Its Enforcement Investigations

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) recently published a list of factors it will use when deliberating an administrative cause of action against a financial institution for Bank…more

Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, BSA/AML, Enforcement Actions, Financial Institutions

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The COVID-19 Aftermath: Risk & Compliance Priorities Among Insurers

COVID-19 has led to unprecedented changes in socio-economic conditions globally. Needless to say, organisational priorities have reformed across the board and key objectives and focus areas are being re-strategised for the post…more

Business Interruption, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Insurance Claims, Insurance Fraud, Insurance Regulations

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New and Evolving Threats: Cybersecurity Flashpoints in 2021

The global leaders of FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice analyzed major developments from their respective regions — including the fallout of the U.S. Presidential Election, Brexit, and the upcoming Tokyo Olympics — to…more

5G Network, Biden Administration, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Cyber Attacks

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The CEO Brand and Its Impact on Business

Executive summary - This study, The CEO Brand and its Impact on Business, analyses the relationship between a CEO’s communication style and his/her ability to impact company share price, both before and during the COVID-19…more

Brand, Business Development, CEOs, Corporate Branding, Corporate Communications

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Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Healthcare Construction Projects

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruption to a wide range of industries and construction in the healthcare sector is no different. Healthcare systems are navigating the immediate needs of patient care, overshadowed by…more

Business Disruption, Construction Project, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Hospitals, Infrastructure

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Mitigating the Impact of a Data Investigation

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently awarded $1.8 million to a single whistleblower through the whistleblower program created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. Since its first award in 2012, the SEC has awarded $387…more

Data Management, Data Protection, FINRA, Information Governance, Investigations

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Five Common Mistakes Organizations Make While Pursuing Sustainable Growth

Community outrage. Religious backlash. Facilitation payments. Forced labor. Illegal overtime. In today’s global economy, these are just a few of the “softer” risks companies must learn to manage as they seek to expand…more

Business Development, Business Plans, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Social & Governance (ESG), Leadership

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Investing in oil, in a crisis COVID-19 - Impacts on oil futures and ETPs

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in unprecedented shocks to the world economy and a particularly hard hit to the global oil market. The recent changes in the supply and demand balance for physical and financial exposure to oil…more

Crude Oil, Energy Market, Exchange-Traded Products, Futures, Investment Opportunities

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COVID-19: Communication Strategies for Your Organization

The new operational reality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique reputational and communication challenges for companies as they adjust to a new operating, business and public policy environment. This unprecedented…more

Business Continuity Plans, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Crisis Management, Internal Communications, Policies and Procedures

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The Medical Cannabis Revolution

Aspirin, the most widely used medication in the world, is facing a new and unlikely rival: cannabis. This historically stigmatized drug is now being touted as the new wonder treatment, despite being in the early stages of…more

Agribusiness, Beverage Manufacturers, Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, Cannabis Products, Cannabis-Related Businesses (CRBs)

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Conflicts and Kickbacks: Rooting out Employee Malfeasance With Social Media

Every time we go online, we leave a digital trail that maps out our past, reflecting our actions and relationships. For most people, that trail is benign. For others, it can be incriminating. Today’s forensic investigators…more

Analytics, Conflicts of Interest, Corporate Misconduct, Forensic Examination, Kickbacks

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Is There a Timebomb on Your Balance Sheet?

With so much uncertainty in the world, now is the time to take definite action and address those troublesome contingent liabilities that drag down performance and put your company at financial and reputational risk…more

Balance Sheets, Consumer Insurance Products, Indemnity Agreements, Liability, Risk Assessment

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A Patient First Approach to addressing Clinical Trials Inequities

[co-author: David Gruber] In an overview study of participants in the clinical trials of 35 novel cardiometabolic drugs (24 cardiovascular and 11 diabetes drugs) that were approved by the FDA from 2008 to 2017, the median…more

Clinical Trials, Diversity, Diversity and Inclusion Standards (D&I), National Institute of Health (NIH), Patients

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CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program – Risk Areas for Lenders

As the U.S. takes measures to stabilize the economy after the pandemic-initiated shutdown, much attention has been focused on the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which is intended to help…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Federal Loans, Financial Services Industry, Lenders

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Can Data Privacy Be a Competitive Advantage?

The ambiguity around protecting data and regulatory compliance creates a tension for companies that they must navigate to stay competitive. The way personal data is collected and used by companies today has gone from a novel…more

Antitrust Provisions, Competition, Data Privacy, Data-Sharing, Personal Data

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FASB Offers Guidance on Lease Concessions

On April 8, 2020, the staff of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) responded to a question from constituents on whether the accounting for modifications in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 842 Leases…more

Accounting Standards, FASB, Leases

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Keeping the Lights On: Funding Infrastructure of Public Power Utilities

The age-old debate on how to appropriately price services provided by public electric utilities is amplified in the current period of increased customer consciousness, technological change, flat-to-declining demand for…more

Cost Recovery, Electricity, Funding, Infrastructure, Public Utility

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Is There a Timebomb on Your Balance Sheet?

With so much uncertainty in the world, now is the time to take definite action and address those troublesome contingent liabilities that drag down performance and put your company at financial and reputational risk…more

Balance Sheets, Consumer Insurance Products, Indemnity Agreements, Liability, Risk Assessment

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Pricing Transparency: Machine-Readable File

[co-author: Brad Girsch] Price transparency in healthcare is more important now than ever before. Our experts offer solutions to increase price transparency by creating and maintaining our clients’ standard charges in a…more

Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Competition, Hospitals, New Rules

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Attention Shoppers: Investment Deals Are in the ‘Center Aisle’

The FTI Journal continues its look at opportunities for private equity in distressed M&A given the pandemic-affected economy. Here is a snapshot of food & agriculture. What we ate — and how we ate — before COVID-19 seems like a…more

Agribusiness, Business Development, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Distressed Assets, Food Manufacturers

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Revenue Recognition Considerations for Healthcare Providers in the Age of COVID-19

In normal times, revenue recognition for healthcare providers can be a mix of art and science. The early focus of the impacts of COVID-19 has rightly been on providing patient care and maintaining and/or accessing liquidity to…more

Accounting Standards, CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting

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And We’re Live! Leading Practices for Conducting Interviews in a Remote Investigation

This is the fourth article in a series on planning and managing remote investigations. The first article provided a general overview on the state of remote investigations today. The second article covered leading practices for…more

Best Practices, Forensic Accounting, Fraud, Interviews, Investigations

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The Emerging Frontier: A Pivot Toward Colombian Cannabis

The cannabis industry is now prioritizing fundamentals, self-sufficiency, and cost-reduction to ensure long-term growth and profitability. Some companies have leveraged international supply chains by gaining a foothold in Latin…more

Agribusiness, Cannabis-Related Businesses (CRBs), Colombia, Foreign Investment, Legislative Agendas

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What Do Hong Kong-Related Sanctions Mean for U.S. Financial Institutions? A Swiftly Changing Landscape

Developments in Hong Kong and the U.S.’s reaction have been swift since June 30, 2020, when China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) passed the national security law (NSL) -- promulgated by Carrie Lam, the…more

Economic Sanctions, Financial Institutions, Foreign Policy, Foreign Relations, Hong Kong

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Resilience Barometer COVID-19 Report - February 2021

As we enter 2021, the humanitarian and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic endures for nations, corporations, communities and individuals. This special edition of our Resilience Barometer™ series addresses the disruption…more

Analytics, C-Suite Executives, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corruption, Debt

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Treasury Is the Linchpin to Unlocking Value in a Divestiture – Spins or Carve-Out Sales

As the pandemic drives companies to realign business strategies, look to your corporate treasury function to help prepare for the divestiture of non-core business units. The outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic abruptly…more

Carve Out Provisions, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Sales Transactions, Divestiture, Economic Downturn

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Electrical Vehicles and Carbon Pricing: Evolution of the Electric Market

Since the beginning of 2020, two long-simmering discussions in the energy space have gained momentum and captured attention to the extent that the subject of each are suddenly and increasingly viewed as inevitable elements of…more

Automotive Industry, Carbon Pricing, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Electric Vehicles, Motor Vehicles

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In the Hot Seat: Presenting Remote Investigations to the Government

The final article in a series on remote investigations looks at how to meet the unique expectations of enforcement agencies under COVID-19 restrictions. When the pandemic struck early last year, investigative activity slowed…more

Enforcement Actions, Government Agencies, Investigations, Regulatory Oversight, Remote Proceedings

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India’s Energy Transition Towards A Green Hydrogen Economy

[co-author: Roy Prasanto] India is motivated towards stronger energy transition actions beyond its current climate change initiatives, aggressive renewable energy, electric vehicle (EV) Infrastructure buildout; and energy…more

Air Quality Standards, Climate Change, Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Electric Vehicles, Energy Sector

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COVID-19: Impacts on the U.S. Food Industry

The rapid spread of COVID-19 and the equally rapid government response to confine the majority of the U.S. population have dramatically changed consumption patterns, which has rippled through the food and agriculture industry…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Food Contamination, Food Manufacturers, Food Safety, Food Supply

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Derivatives Close-Outs - COVID-19 Challenges to the Valuation of Derivatives Upon Early Termination

The first half of 2020 has witnessed the detrimental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy. Financial markets declined at rates reminiscent of the 1987 and 2008 financial crises. The path back to normalcy remains…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Derivatives, Financial Markets, ISDA, Over The Counter Derivatives (OTC)

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2020 Working Capital Report: Total Working Capital Management – the Hidden Gold Mine on Your Balance Sheet

As the historic year of 2020 draws to a close, the COVID-19 crisis has seen the global economy plunge into a deep recession, with only a glimpse of hope that the worst is now over. While COVID-19 continues to infect millions…more

Australia, Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Balance Sheets, Capital Rules, Coronavirus/COVID-19

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Active Collaboration Throughout the Deal - Preserving and Creating Value for Target Companies in M&A

During the M&A cycle, we observe that the likelihood of value creation for the acquirer and emerging NewCo is proportional to the level of involvement of the target company in deal strategy and integration planning. In this…more

Business Model, C-Suite Executives, Collaboration, Corporate Sales Transactions, Risk Mitigation

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King of Latin American LNG?

By most measures, 2020 was a banner year for the Brazilian natural gas industry. Record production levels were reported despite the pandemic. Compared to 2019, production grew by almost 10%, reaching 127.49 million m3/d…more

Brazil, Energy Policy, Energy Projects, Imports, Infrastructure

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Fire sale prices and worst case scenarios do not reflect “fair value”, according to IVSC and IPEV

The emergence of COVID-19 has recently caused market prices to drop dramatically and fluctuate significantly. Investment funds and investors are grappling with the challenge of quantifying the impact of this elevated uncertainty…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Fair Value Standard, Financial Markets, Investment

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Impact of COVID-19 on Year-End Financial Reporting: Considerations for Controllers and Chief Accounting Officers

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be, first and foremost, a public health emergency of enormous proportions. The humanitarian cost to our communities, our country and the world is vast. As we work together to address the threat…more

Accounting Standards, Audit Reports, Financial Reporting, Financial Statements, Internal Controls

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Characteristics, Drivers of Emerging Carbon-Neutral LNG Market

[co-author: John Sutter] The LNG industry is at a crossroads: despite LNG’s carbon benefits over coal and petroleum products, it is being reconsidered by governments, financial institutions, and NGOs as a “transition” fuel to…more

Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Coal, Corporate Governance

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Build Back Better: Embrace the ‘Social’ Opportunity

In the third article of FTI Consulting’s ESG series, their Strategic Communications experts highlight how companies should focus on engaging with key stakeholders to truly embrace the ‘Social’ opportunity and strengthen their…more

Business Plans, Business Strategies, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Social & Governance (ESG)

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Building a More Resilient World: a New Era for Energy Public Affairs After COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 will be felt strongly, albeit differently, across geographies and segments of the energy industry. While it is too early to predict post-crisis ramifications beyond the current heightened level of…more

Business Model, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Governance, Environmental Social & Governance (ESG), Infrastructure

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Has Your Company Chosen Its Cybersecurity Champions Yet?

Building a culture of cybersecurity through informal advocates and the new role of the “BISO” is a cost-effective strategy for tightening your cyber defenses. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are buffeted from all…more

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Corporate Culture, Cybersecurity, Data Management, Data Protection

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Airlines Today: How to Manage COVID-19 Disruption

In a few short weeks, the prospects for the global airline sector have transformed from stabilized with growing profit margins to profound uncertainty, a likely long-lasting crisis and a potential reshaping of the industry…more

Airlines, Business Closures, Business Continuity Plans, Business Disruption, Coronavirus/COVID-19

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2020 Publishing + Digital Media Year in Review

As we approach the end of 2020, a year like none other, it is clear that there will be a new normal brought by the global pandemic and changes to the fabric of our country. However, what is less clear is the impact of a new…more

Content Publishing, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Digital Media, Infectious Diseases, Journalism

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How Winning Lenders Enhance Analytics for Profitable Growth: Covid-19 Crisis Will Create Winners and Losers

The COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact on key sectors of the economy has triggered some tightening of business and consumer lending requirements, and banks have been imposing more stringent standards for borrowers, especially…more

Analytics, Banks, Consumer Financial Products, Consumer Lenders, Coronavirus/COVID-19

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IRS Releases PLR 202013006 & 202013007 on Treatment of Parking Revenue

Executive Summary: On March 27, 2020, the IRS released two substantially similar Private Letter Rulings (“PLR”) concluding that the share of parking revenue a Real Estate Investment Trust (“REIT”) receives will qualify as rents…more

Commercial Leases, Internal Revenue Code (IRC), IRS, Parking Lots, Private Letter Rulings

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The Feds Want Your CARES Funds Receipts

If your company accepted COVID-19 relief funds, avoiding a government audit requires getting your house in order now. In Brief: Health & Human Services inspectors general and the DOJ are looking at the accountability of…more

Audits, CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), False Claims Act (FCA)

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Financial Crime Increases in a Global Crisis - The Need for Extra Vigilance Is Now

In this jointly written article Henry Duggan, Managing Director at FTI Consulting and Manfred Galdes, Managing Partner at ARQ Group have collaborated to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on financial institutions in…more

AML/CFT, Anti-Money Laundering, BSA/AML, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corruption

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Building a More Resilient World: a New Era for Energy Public Affairs After COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 will be felt strongly, albeit differently, across geographies and segments of the energy industry. While it is too early to predict post-crisis ramifications beyond the current heightened level of…more

Business Model, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Governance, Environmental Social & Governance (ESG), Infrastructure

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Retailers in Transformation: Are You Ready?

Operating in the status quo is a death blow for retailers. To survive, companies need to evolve. Here are a few steps they can take to drive a successful transformation…more

Best Practices, Business Development, Corporate Culture, Corporate Management, Leadership

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Now’s the Time to Get Smart About Securing Your Smartphone

In the second of four articles for Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October), FTI Cybersecurity presents essential best practices for securing your mobile device at home and on the job…more

Best Practices, Cyber Crimes, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Data Security

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Managing Third-Party Risk: Due Diligence and Evaluation

In Risk & Compliance magazine’s latest expert forum, Bryant Aaron from Novartis moderates a panel with Withers' Jamal Saleh and FTI Consulting’s Andrew Durant, Wayne Anthony and Shahin Shamsabadi on the red flags to be aware of…more

Compliance Management Systems, Failure To Disclose, Forensic Accounting, Risk Management, Third-Party Risk

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2021 Budget: Corporation Tax and International

Corporation Tax Rates The rate of corporation tax will increase from April 2023 to 25% on profits over £250,000. Although the rate for small profits under £50,000 will remain at 19% and there will be relief for businesses with…more

Corporate Taxes, Income Taxes, International Tax Issues, Tax Deductions, Tax Rates

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Revolutionising the Monitoring of Culture and Misconduct Risk and Related Investigations

Intelligent use of modern techniques such as machine learning and predictive technologies enable risk and compliance functions to respond to today’s escalating expectations. These techniques also create a means to monitor…more

Business Intelligence Technology, Compliance, Corporate Misconduct, Data Security, Financial Services Industry

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The Case for a Code of Conduct for Software License Auditors

[co-authors: Andy Jackson and Gareth Coffey] Almost all software licenses include a provision for the audit of a customer by the vendor to check whether usage is in compliance with the rights acquired. Globally, there are…more

Auditors, Code of Conduct, Compliance, Customers, License Agreements

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Insights Gained from Performing Cannabis Industry Valuations in the United States

The cannabis industry is experiencing unparalleled growth due to the confluence of several interrelated factors, including a dramatic shift in public opinion, the emergence of state-sponsored regulatory and legal frameworks, and…more

Benchmarking, Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, Cannabis Products, Hemp, Marijuana

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The EV Drive to Profitability: Unearthing Value in an Overcharged Market

Electric vehicles are expected to dominate auto production in coming years. But signs ahead point to an industry shakeout. Here’s a starter to distinguishing value from hype. The sounds of silence are filling the world’s…more

Analytics, Automotive Industry, Electric Vehicles, Global Market, Innovative Technology

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Fraud Prevention: What We Can Learn From Fighting a Pandemic to Help Combat Fraud

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy has slowed with a significant number of people across a large number of countries at home in mandatory lockdowns. The pressure on governments to deal with weakening…more

Anti-Corruption, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Corporate Governance, Fraud Prevention, Remedial Actions

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2020 Publishing + Digital Media Year in Review

As we approach the end of 2020, a year like none other, it is clear that there will be a new normal brought by the global pandemic and changes to the fabric of our country. However, what is less clear is the impact of a new…more

Content Publishing, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Digital Media, Infectious Diseases, Journalism

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The Fed Saved Financial Markets Without Really Doing Very Much

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in America that has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 virus in the United States was reported in Washington state in…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Crisis Management, Economic Downturn, Federal Reserve, Financial Markets

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Applying the Right Accounting Model for Pandemic-Related Changes in Workforce & Asset Leases

The business community continues to be affected by COVID-19 and its related economic impacts. Some companies that are negatively impacted may need to restructure their business in order to reduce operating expenditures. Such…more

Employee Benefits, Forensic Accounting, Hiring & Firing, Lease Termination, Termination

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The Two-Midnight Rule 2021 - Five Immediate Actions for Hospitals and Compliance Officers

[co-author: Matthew Schwartz] In November of 2020, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced it was resuming audits of inpatient (IP) claims with short lengths of stay and added the audits to its annual work plan…more