expertises for the security of your business
Asian countries: protection of individuals, property and data.
Our mission is to support you in setting up new markets or consolidating your existing operations. With a team of great expertise on different continents, IAS8 can support you in a wide range of situations.
1. International Risk Assessment
International risk analysis is about identifying existing and potential risks in a country where one wishes to invest. Decision-making in an international business context requires constant mindfulness of the ways in which global current affairs can create opportunities and hazards for your company. Staying ahead of the game helps to convert favorable developments into competitive advantage and to anticipate unwelcome occurrences.
Making the right decision requires having reliable information that provides insight into the situation at hand. IAS8 offers its clients thorough, comprehensive, and bespoke assessments on specific issues in order to provide them with a deeper understanding of a given situation.
2. Investment Counsel
Expanding within an emerging market necessarily entails risk-taking, and the risk is all the greater where considering a substantial investment. IAS8 offers its clients a clear roadmap to effective risk management in which all risks have been identified and recommendations are provided in order to create the most favorable investment scenario. Equipped with a deeper and better understanding of the situation, our client can launch its investment under the best possible conditions.
Our company assesses legal frameworks of host countries, the profiles of potential business partners, or benchmark assessments of the existing competition. When collecting this information, national and regional factors feature prominently in our analysis as these must be included to make an informed decision. We monitor current affairs on a daily basis in each of the 8 countries where we operate directly.
3. Integrity Screening
IAS8 offers its expertise to companies wishing to maintain a first-rate quality standard from their employees abroad. The ability to choose staff that are motivated, hard-working, and honest is as good a guarantee of success as possible. Having the right people in place makes it possible to make plans for the future with greater confidence.
For that, we provide both pre-employment screening and assessment of existing staff’s integrity.
4. Inclusive Personal & Assets Protection
As a risk management specialist, IAS8 advocates a preventive approach to the different problems our clients can run into. Our starting point is that risk is always present and that our task is therefore to seek to reduce its potential impact as much as possible. IAS8 offers its clients a range of practical services all aimed at actively preventing the emergence of dangerous situations.
Furthermore, we also provide bespoke services to deal with dangerous situation once they have arisen. Our team are quickly dispatched to wrest back control of the situation in conjunction with the local authorities.
5. Innovative Stress-Tests
Stress-tests are a set of operations to detect potential vulnerabilities within your existing operations and prevent them from exposing you to unwelcome consequences. Amongst our eight services this is the one that most faithfully reflects our philosophy: it is better to prevent than to cure.
The exercises we offer our clients aim at:
- Identifying potential areas of vulnerability
- Proactively creating situations likely to expose underlying risks within a fully secure environment.
6. Intellectual Property Protection
IAS8 has developed a niche expertise in protecting the intellectual property of international corporations. Our ultimate goal is to dismantle counterfeiting networks operating across national borders. With more than 15 years of experience in this field in Southeast Asia and China, we implement a rigorous methodology coupled with the excellent contacts we have established with the local authorities.
7.Informed Stakeholder Engagement with Authorities
IAS8 uses our expert local knowledge and cultural understanding in order to improve communication between our clients and local authorities. More generally, a company operating in an Asian market should consider having a good relationship with the authorities as an asset. To optimize a client’s chances of success, knowing the characteristics of the local administration is a huge asset. IAS8’s method allows us to swiftly identify the key decision-makers in a position to contribute towards finding a satisfactory solution for our client.
8. Intermediary in Conflict Situations
Commercial exchanges sometimes lead to disagreements between the parties involved which can quickly escalate and become a source of instability. In an international context, this potential can be compounded by misunderstandings springing from cultural and linguistic differences, which can occur even when the foreign party is well-acquainted with the local culture.
As a mediator in conflict situations, our first goal is to defuse tension between the parties. Our mediator is introduced as a neutral party and strives to bring to the fore concrete points of shared interest upon which a reasonable and constructive discussion is possible. This is the starting point in our conciliation methodology and the objective is for discussions to yield acceptable solutions for everybody involved.
à votre service dans 8 pays :
DO GAUDIN THUY MINH TRAM ( 杜錘明偵 )
Tram created the SHG Group, from which IAS8 later developed, already in 2005. Since then, many clients have shown confidence in our expertise, becoming partners over time. As chairman, Tram oversees the operations of our group. She brings her entrepreneurial acumen acute and understanding of the region and specifically of her native country, Vietnam to lead the group.
Our Vice-President and former General Manager, Bruno has in the past worked in Africa and the Middle East before coming to Asia for the French Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs. Thanks to his wealth of experience, our company can provide you with reliable results that ensure the protection of your assets as well as that of your staff and reputation.
Present and active within the SHG Group since January 2011, Nicolas has gone through all the nooks and crannies of the Group, having had responsibilities as country manager in Cambodia and deputy director of operations and analysis. Thanks to his international experience on three continents and long experience in the company, Nicolas naturally took over as General Manager after Bruno stepped down. As such, he is in charge of boosting the development of the company throughout the region by providing our clients with state-of-the-art expertise in risk management.
Deputy General Manager
A former high-ranking officer of the French Interior Ministry, Manuel is an expert in the fight against organised crime and in the field of international cooperation, having led a regional project against counterfeited products affecting public health and security. His judicial expertise, his mastery of security-related issues concerning persons and assets and his intimate knowledge of local institutions, all combine to give him the relevant capacity to analyse and identify your needs and provide you with the appropriate responses to them. He is currently focusing his work on EU-based projects aimed at training law-enforcement agencies in South East Asia in scientific crime investigation procedures.
VŨ TIẾN DŨNG
Director of Security
Having served in an important Vietnamese ministry, this former officer can provide analysis of a risk situation and identify the best solutions to protect both your staff and the assets of your company. Dung has the full and unqualified support of the Group and is the Director of our company in charge of the individual and asset protection in Vietnam.
HÀ DUY DƯƠNG
Research & Analysis
Dr. Hoang N. Giao has an extensive academic background, received his Ph.D. degree in 1988 in the former Soviet Union and was a Fulbright Scholar at Boston University Law School from 2003-2004.
PHẠM THANH BÌNH
On board since the foundation of the Company, Mr Bình has exercised his talents in Cambodia, where he has been running the IAS8 agency, as well as other countries of the area where his expertise was called for (Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Turkey and Vietnam).
Former officer in the French GIGN, Jacques puts at your disposition a wealth of experience in the field of security. The support he can provide you with is of utmost quality.
A professor in criminal law, he has more than 30 years of experience in dealing with legal issues and analyzing political and legal situations. Since 2012, he has been very active in brand protection and IP matters. He has, among other things, been involved in the most important anti-counterfeiting cases in Cambodia against fake cigarettes. He can also plead in the UK, Singapore, HK, and Thailand in addition to Cambodia.
Member of the national Bar and specializing in investment, trade and retail, digital distribution and intellectual property law, PHAM Sing has more than 10 years of experience in counseling important international corporations in Vietnam and representing them in court.
His in-depth knowledge of Vietnam’s political culture and of the legal developments in the country provide us with a highly valuable expertise our clients can benefit from.
PHAN MINH HẢI
Hai has been working for IAS8 from the start and we have always been able to count on his very solid operational experience. He is in charge of carrying out the secured audits as well as of an field team operating throughout Vietnam.
Eric has an extensive experience from both the public and private sectors in such varied areas as Europe, Africa and Asia. As a former member of a distinguished unit from the Ministry of Defense, his expertise in his field is beyond dispute, which allows him to provide Dung with the relevant assistance in matters of individual and asset protection.
TRẦN QUỲNH CH U LY
Her operational expertise recognized by all, Ly brings to a strong commitment as well as a proven capacity to engage with all types of actors in the pursuit of her objectives. Under the direct command of Dung, she is in charge of quality control of all agents working in the field of individual and asset protection.
With a degree in international trade, Alice is in charge of our external communications strategy, providing potential clients with a clear understanding of our work and making sure that our 8 services are properly explained.
LAM THI QUOC THANH
Mastering three languages and familiar with both Asian and Western cultures, Thanh provides discreet yet essential assistance to the executive directors in their tasks. Efficient and good humoured, she can always be counted on.
CELIA QIN ( 秦楠 )
Celia has since 2007 overseen the financial and administrative work of our agency in Shanghai. Her intimate knowledge of the Chinese administrative system represents a great asset for our company.