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Norton Rose Fulbright announces addition of US regulation and investigations lawyer in Singapore | Global law firm | Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright announces addition of US regulation and investigations lawyer in Singapore

July 14, 2016


Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Paul Sumilas, a senior lawyer in the Washington D.C. office, is relocating to join the Regulation and Investigations team in Singapore from August 1, 2016.

Paul has extensive experience advising clients in relation to internal and government investigations, disputes and compliance. His experience includes representing clients in cross-border government and internal investigations, including matters relating to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, economic sanctions, and market manipulation. He has significant experience of advising clients on the conduct of internal investigations, designing and implementing compliance programs, advising clients on third party and M&A due diligence, conducting compliance training for employees and third parties, and managing risk assessments. He has handled Asia-related matters in jurisdictions including Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia.

Paul has represented multinational clients in a range of industries, including energy, oil and gas, construction, aerospace, life sciences, telecommunications, financial services, retail, maritime. He has led investigations and reviews in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He has assisted corporate and individual clients appearing before the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Federal Reserve, the US Food and Drug Administration, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, and the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Paul’s relocation to the Singapore office will enhance the Regulation and Investigations practice in the Asia-Pacific region and serve all clients with local and US law issues in the region. He will work closely with partners in Asia, the United States and globally to provide clients with a connected and experienced response to regulation and investigations issues arising in Asia.

Wilson Ang, partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, commented:

“Regulation and Investigations are amongst the most critical concerns for businesses globally, and in Asia in particular. Paul’s relocation will strengthen our capabilities in Singapore and broaden the scope of services that we can offer to clients in Asia. It will also provide on the ground resource for US and global clients operating across the region. The reach of the US regulators continues to impact US-headquartered clients doing business in Asia, and Asia-based clients with operations in the US. Paul will bring extensive knowledge of the US regulatory framework, the expectations and approach of US regulators to investigations, and US law including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and economic sanctions, which will be of great importance in advising our clients in Singapore and throughout the region.”

For further information please contact:

Jessica Man, Marketing and Communications Executive, Asia
Tel: +852 3405 2445

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