How to keep your company safe when choosing business partners? What can put the director of the company on guard when entering into an agreement with a counterparty? Florence Pinot, a managing partner of Mazars, and Marina Vasilistova, an analyst of Amarante Vostok, addressed these issues to the participants of the session.
As Marina Vasilistova notes, despite the fact that the current law does not oblige to perform the counterparty verification, the tax authorities and courts take notice of the companies’ diligence when choosing counterparties. During their speech the speakers gave examples of actual court practice and recommendations on verification and conclusion of agreements with counterparties.
Nowadays the counterparty verification procedure has been facilitated significantly due to the availability of special online resources. Florence Pinot cited a list of the primary internet portals containing free information for verification.
The topic of the session sparked off a lively discussion between the Committee members: experts from Sanofi, Renault, Taxcom and Clarins told about the counterparty verification methods of their companies and discussed their effectiveness. As it happens, the companies often use social networks both for external and internal verifications.
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New chairpersons of the Committee
At the end of the session new chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of the Committee were elected unanimously.
Congratulations on their elections and may their work be efficient!