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 as a leading lawyer for litigation in China. Gareth Hughes also recommended in both of these categories.

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

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

“Mark Johnson of Debevoise & Plimpton is ‘very well respected and very prominent’ in the financial services regulatory field and is singled out by sources for his considerable expertise in regulatory investigations. He is also well placed to advise on commercial litigation and cybersecurity matters. Clients call him a ‘very practical, commercial guy.’”

“Technically extremely sound but also highly pragmatic. He is very practical in his approach and views. He is clear in his advice and, most importantly, very responsive and never fails to deliver as promised.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2018-2019

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, 2019

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.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019

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

Client Highlights

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

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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