Wilson Ang is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Singapore. He heads up the Singapore investigations and compliance practice.
He focuses on conducting internal investigations on business ethics and anti-corruption matters and advises on risk management, remediation measures and follow-on disputes. Wilson has extensive experience designing and implementing compliance programs, conducting anti-corruption due diligence reviews and handling complex and sensitive issues involving bribery, fraud, sanctions, money-laundering/terrorist-financing and financial services regulatory violations in the Asia Pacific region.
Wilson qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore, was admitted to the Solicitors’ Roll of England and Wales and qualified as a Solicitor in Hong Kong. He became a Solicitor-Advocate and was awarded higher rights of audience in England and Wales. Wilson has significant experience advising leading energy, infrastructure, mining, commodities, transport and life sciences companies, major financial/banking institutions, as well as multinational corporations and Asian conglomerates.
In 2016, Wilson was awarded the International Law Office's Client Choice Awards for the White Collar Crime category in Singapore - being the sole and first-ever winner for this award - for Singapore. He was recommended by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 as a "fraud and investigations expert" in a team with “wide-ranging sector knowledge in areas such as energy, infrastructure and transport”. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 highlighted our “specialist expertise in handling anti-corruption, energy, financial and transport issues” while Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013 stated that “Wilson Ang covers disputes involving financial institutions and is well known for his capabilities in business ethics, and regulatory compliance and anti-corruption matters”.. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 referred to the dispute resolution team as having “developed a significant practice in internal fraud investigation and corruption related matters” while its 2013 edition highlighted our “experience in handling financial institutions and compliance issues”. Wilson was also mentioned in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011 as providing “niche capabilities on high-end inter-jurisdictional fraud cases,” and awarded the title of “2011 Anti-Corruption Lawyer of the Year in Singapore” by Corporate INTL Magazine.
Wilson is a frequent speaker and author of various publications on business ethics and anti-corruption and other compliance and investigations-related matters. He works alongside the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Bar Association (IBA) to engage local practitioners and enforcement agencies in various ASEAN countries in anti-corruption and anti-money laundering capacity-building efforts.