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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Ranked as a leading firm for Anti-Corruption & Compliance in Hong Kong.
—The Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Greater China, 2024
“They have an outstanding team. They can handle the biggest and most complex cases and they have great legal and commercial knowledge.”
“Mark Johnson is the key person in this discipline. He handles the biggest and most complex cases with real aplomb.”
“The team is excellent, very astute and diligent. They provide an excellent service.”
—The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022-2023
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
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.