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

—Chambers Greater China, 2024

“They have a really deep knowledge of Asia.”

“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 offers all-round superior services and strategies.”

Gareth Hughes is “an excellent lawyer with deep experience in Asia.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2022-2023


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

Mark Johnson and Gareth Hughes are ranked as leading lawyers.

Chambers Global, 2023


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

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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.

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