Every entrepreneur wants to be successful, have steady income from his business and then pass it on to his offspring. Everyone wants things to be honest and logical: you develop your business, waste time and money, calculate risks and as a result get some income. However, in the ukrainian business realities you should take into consideration one grave factor – raiders.
Unfortunately, the raider seizure is a threat to the business regardless of the company size, years of experience or field of activity. Anyone can become the victim of raiders: big textile factory or small coffee shop. You may interest them anytime.
Raiders evaluate a lot of different factors: the value of assets, the level of legal protection, owners` ability to resist them, the ways of raider seizure implementation. Convenient way of “visit” is selected depending on identified weaknesses: through leadership, employees, shareholders, competitors, creditors, law enforcement agencies, etc.
The most common methods of business capturing include:
Raiders carefully prepare for each attack. Raider seizure may last a day, a few months or even years – depending on the level of business protection. Traditionally raider seizure can be divided into the following stages:
This is a key point as now raiders decide whether it is cost-effective to attack the company on not. Investment attractiveness of the object, the level of its legal protection and weaknesses are estimated. The information about staff is collected and raiders choose whom to make contact with. In such a way the leak of confidential information happens.
Raiders need reliable data about the object, anything that can be used for influence. For example, compromising information about shareholders, executives. Particularly “scandal” is a relevant way of influence to enterprises which cherish their reputation.
At first “test” attack may take place. During it the enterprise readiness for defense is checked. If the company can`t defend properly, raiders exactly will hit on the identified weakness.
Raiders have a large number of “tools”:
As business protection experts thinks, every company has at least a few weaknesses, which can be used by raiders.
This period can last from one day to several years, depending on the victim’s efforts to counter. In case of an effective rebuff raiders can stop on this step, thinking that it`s impractical to continue as business security is at the highest level.
In the worst case, after a successful attack the legalization of raiders begins. And the enterprise management is completely captured.
It`s possible to resist raiders, although, there aren`t the best conditions for a “legal” protection in Ukraine. Beforehand preparing for such hazards is the best variant. Just build a system of legal protection based on risk audit. But a rapid response during raider attack can also help, especially when the power capture method is used.
In this case, the scheme of cooperation of business protection attorneys with a physical security is well-worked. Attorneys restrain an attack on the legitimate while security prevents the possibility of further raider actions (seizure of territory or offices, access to documentation, physical pressure on the owners).
In order to prevent the raider capture, your business needs to be protected at various levels:
The most effective is a comprehensive business protection. Start with an analysis of possible risks, check of company`s documentation, repayment of debt, the establishment of internal atmosphere in the team and relationships with partners.
Do not put off working with lawyers, because prevention is always cheaper and more efficient. Call your business protection lawyers today.