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

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

Mark Johnson is ranked as a leading lawyer in China, Dispute Resolution (International Firms).

Chambers Global

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

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s practice is led by commercial litigator Mark Johnson, who focuses on white-collar and regulatory defence. Johnson regularly handles SFC investigations for high-profile clients.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

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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