Jeremy Lua is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Singapore. He focuses on compliance and investigations.
He conducts internal investigations on business ethics and anti-corruption matters, often involving the Singapore Prevention of Corruption Act, and the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and other regional anti-bribery laws. In addition, he advises on sensitive matters involving international trade sanctions, anti-money laundering / countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), cyber-security and data protection.
Jeremy also advises on regulatory compliance matters, including designing and implementing compliance programs, policies and procedures, and on regulatory risk management and mitigation and follow on disputes. He also counsels corporates and senior management on business ethics, corporate liability and personal liability.
Prior to joining the firm, Jeremy was a Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) in Singapore. He was in the Criminal Justice Division and the Financial Crime and Technology Crime Division. As a technology crime prosecutor, Jeremy prosecuted cyber-crime offences under the Singapore Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act.
Jeremy received his law degree from the National University of Singapore. He speaks both English and Mandarin Chinese.
- A US medical device company – on internal investigations in relation to whistleblower claims of employee misconduct in Malaysia and India.
- A multinational logistics company – on an internal investigation into environmental compliance issues.
- A multinational power generation company – on an internal investigation into whistleblower claims of employee misconduct in Bangladesh.
- A multinational investment manager – on legal implications arising out of its employees' use of agents to assist them in immigration matters in Asia.
- An Asian diversified conglomerate – on multi-jurisdictional anti-corruption, AML and sanctions compliance matters in the context of a real estate transaction.
- A European multinational engineering company – on a dispute with a former director involving improper expense claims.
- A major multinational integrated oil and gas company – on regulatory implications relating to the creation of a global risk control team situated in London, Singapore and the US.
- A leading reinsurer - on its AML/CFT compliance policy.
- Operator of an online commodities trading platform - on its obligations relating to trade sanctions and AML/CFT related matters.
- A major global building materials company – on its "dawn raid" protocol.
- Advocate & Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore, practising under section 36E of the Legal Profession Act)
- Speaker, Singapore Insurance Brokers Association's Senior Management Retreat 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan, AML Trends and Development and Senior Management Liability, July 2017.
On 19 March 2018, the Singapore Parliament passed the Criminal Justice Reform Bill (the Criminal Justice Bill), which introduced sweeping changes to Singapore’s criminal justice framework..
March 16, 2018
We have contributed to the eleventh edition of Getting the Deal Through's Anti-Corruption Regulation 2017, focussing on Singapore regulation..
May 05, 2017