International Corruption in Asia

The practice regularly represents clients in Asia-related anti-corruption matters, including defending against enforcement proceedings, conducting internal investigations, counseling on regulatory compliance matters, and supporting anti-corruption due diligence on corporate transactions.

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Recognition

Mark Johnson is ranked in the top band of lawyers for contentious financial services, and as a leading lawyer for litigation in China.

“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.’”

Chambers Asia Pacific

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

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

Client Highlights

Debevoise represents a US energy consulting company in an internal investigation of conduct concerning several potential projects in China and potential FCPA issues.

The Independent Compliance Committee of Siemens AG in a review of questionable payment in Asia in the firm’s wide-ranging investigation of allegations of corruption arising under the FCPA and similar legislation treaty obligations from other jurisdictions.

Lawyer Spotlight

Lord Goldsmith QC

Peter Goldsmith is a “Hong Kong – Litigation Star” and Philip Rohlik is a “Future Star”

Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific

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