Search engine optimization proves Google is not effective as an enterprise research tool

Conducting online research often involves users turning straight to Google or another major search engine. This can be an exasperating exercise, with users continuously reworking their search queries in the hope of producing better results.

Conflict teams require stronger research tools

Diligence is imperative for litigators. For plaintiffs in particular, client relationships can be extended interminably. Clients may be clients for the duration of matters spanning years or decades.

The Bahamas Leaks are breaking - where to begin

Following the Panama Papers leaks, 1.3 million documents from the commercial register in the Bahamas have been obtained by Suddeutsche Zeitung, the same newspaper which received the Panama Papers from Mossack Fonseca: the Panamanian firm have also created 15,915 entities in the Bahamas. Whilst...

Collaboration across jurisdictions: why ICIJ won the Pulitzer Prize

In an industry landscape where newsrooms are shrinking, with funds for investigative reporting diminished, the ICIJ have fittingly won the Pulitzer for explanatory reporting. Their achievement demonstrates the value of cross-jurisdictional collaboration in financial reporting, and a ‘slow-burn’...

Behind the Paywall: SSM & 1MDB of Malaysia

After enjoying a reputation for several years as an open, middle income economy, Malaysia has been the subject of numerous scandals related to the divestment of public funds into shell companies.

UK ultimate beneficial ownership data is now available with Arachnys

Our developers have successfully integrated the new beneficial ownership data in the Companies House API from the Developer hub into Arachnys. Whilst this required additional efforts to attain full-integration, the approach paid off as the data is updated live and in real-time.

Behind the paywall: Russia

Russia has a reputation as a crooked, dangerous place to operate. Businesses often seem shady. Shell companies abound, and low-level money-laundering - to obtain cash for nefarious purposes like paying bribes or more mundane reasons like paying salaries in cash, evading tax - is commonplace....

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Arachnys country audits offer an up to date, deep dive investigation into the data and regulatory landscapes of key markets worldwide.

The reports analyse sources such as corporate registries, news and litigation with the aim to educate you about the availability, quality and challenges associated with the data in each market. Some of the regions we have covered so far are Brazil, China, UAE and Nigeria.