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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Client Highlights

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

Recognition

   
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.

 

“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 " is very hands-on, smart, efficient, professional and reliable. He not only provides the correct legal analysis, but also provides commercial insight and strategic thinking to the client.”

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

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, 2020-2022

 

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

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

Chambers Global, 2022

 

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

Recognition

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

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

“Mark Johnson has an encyclopaedic knowledge of this area.”

“Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s practice advises clients on internal investigations, compliance matters, and bribery and corruption-related cases, often with cross-border elements. Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes head up the team.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021-2022

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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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