Internal Investigations in Asia

Debevoise’s team in Asia includes lawyers with deep experience in advising companies on all aspects of their most sensitive internal investigations.

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Ranked as a leading firm for Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms) in China.

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes are ranked as leading lawyers.

Chambers Global, 2023


Mark Johnson is ranked in the top band of lawyers for litigation in China and also recommended for contentious financial services. Gareth Hughes also recommended in both of these categories.

Chambers Greater China, 2024


“They have a really deep knowledge of Asia.”

“The team makes an effort to understand our commercial imperatives and the outcomes we would like to achieve to ensure they provide commercially focused advice.”

“Mark Johnson offers all-round superior services and strategies.”

Gareth Hughes is “an excellent lawyer with deep experience in Asia.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2022-2023


Ranked as a leading firm for Anti-Corruption & Compliance in Hong Kong.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Greater China, 2024


“They have an outstanding team. They can handle the biggest and most complex cases and they have great legal and commercial knowledge.”

“Mark Johnson is the key person in this discipline. He handles the biggest and most complex cases with real aplomb.”

“The team is excellent, very astute and diligent. They provide an excellent service.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022-2023 


Ranked as a leading firm for White Collar Crime in China and Hong Kong.

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes named Dispute Resolution Stars.

Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific), 2021

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Recent Highlights

A leading pharmaceutical company in FCPA matters in Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Indonesia.

A large integrated oil & gas company in a review of issues related to questionable payments in Asia and Africa.

A major retail brand in connection with an investigation into payments in Cambodia.

A financial services company in connection with an investigation of relationships with regulators in China.

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