The Internet has made the protection of individual and corporate reputation more topical and complicated than ever.  In order to comply with banking, anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) laws, financial institutions look ever more closely into their current and prospective clients’ backgrounds and reputations.  A false statement published in a reputable media source or on an obscure website, which directly or indirectly accuses an individual or a corporation of money laundering, fraud, corruption, organized crime, terrorism financing or other criminal activity, may drive away business partners and make a financial institution turn down a prospective customer or terminate an otherwise successful relationship with its client.  NEMETS has advised and successfully represented clients in defamation matters and helped them recover their reputations and remedy the negative repercussions of false and defamatory publication.