Brazil Scenarios: Road to Recovery, or “Dead Man’s Bounce”?

In this Veracity Insight, Keith Martin and Christian Perlingiere discuss the implications of the turmoil in Brazil and the potential political scenarios in the coming months. The piece asserts that, regardless of how President Rousseff fares in the end, there is significant potential upside for investors. Veracity’s consistent assessment that Brazil has entered a new era of transparency and accountability that will inevitably benefit the business community in the long run continues to hold true. Brazil Scenarios: Road to Recovery, or “Dead Man’s Bounce”? 

LIFTING THE VEIL OF SECRECY: INVESTIGATING SHELL COMPANIES AND THEIR AGENTS

In this Veracity Insight, Barbara Yu Levy addresses recent initiatives in the EU and the US that allow for increased scrutiny of shell companies and their agents, including primary and ancillary parties. As Barbara explains, these initiatives stand to both expedite and widen the scope of investigations, whether for due diligence, litigation, or asset tracing purposes, including in historically opaque jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Lifting the Veil of Secrecy — Investigating Shell Companies and Their Agents.

Mining in Africa: Adjusting to the “New Normal”

In this Veracity Insight, Steven Fox and Stewart Kelly address the key themes that emerged at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba conference, namely the necessity for mining investors to build strong government relationships while remaining cognizant of constrained budgets, the decline of strongman politics in Africa, and Japan’s growing presence on the continent. As the authors note, investors can protect their assets by making a few prudent adjustments to this “new normal.” Mining in Africa – Adjusting to the New Normal.