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

“He is doing an outstanding job on high-stakes and complex matters.”

“Complex regulatory matters in difficult jurisdictions are his sweet spot.”

“He has very strong judgement, creativity and excellent insight.”

Gareth Hughes is a “very impressive guy” who “always has his eye on the right outcome for the client.”

“He knows the regulators very well and has a sophisticated and commercial approach to investigations which is quite unique.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2019-2021

Ranked as a leading firm for Dispute Resolution and Arbitration (International Firms) in China.

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes are ranked as leading lawyers in China, Dispute Resolution (International Firms).

Chambers Global, 2020

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

“Mark Johnson and Lord Peter Goldsmith head up the practice at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, routinely handling civil and criminal investigations, litigation and parallel administrative proceedings involving the FCPA, SEC regulations, money laundering statutes, antitrust laws and other laws and regulations.”

Gareth Hughes also recommended for his anti-corruption and compliance practice.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019-2020

Ranked in the top tier for White Collar Crime in China and Hong Kong.

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes named Dispute Resolution Stars.

Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific), 2019

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Client Highlights

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

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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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