Wilson Ang is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Singapore.
He heads up the Asia regulatory investigations and compliance practice.
He focuses on conducting internal investigations on business ethics and anti-corruption matters, often involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, the Singapore Prevention of Corruption Act and regional anti-bribery laws. He 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, cyber-security, competition law and financial services regulatory violations in the Asia-Pacific. He is a certified auditor for ISO37001:Anti-Bribery Management Systems.
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, transport and life sciences companies, major financial/banking institutions, as well as multinational corporations and Asian conglomerates. Wilson lectures at the US Seton Hall Healthcare Compliance program. He counsels directors and senior management on corporate ethics and personal liability, and is on the faculty of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Wilson was ranked Band 1 in the Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption Singapore category by Chambers & Partners in 2018 and 2019. He was selected by Who's Who Legal: Investigations 2018 and 2019 as being among the world's leading Investigations Lawyers. He was named by Legal 500 as being experienced in regulatory compliance matters in our Financial Services Regulatory practice which was ranked Tier 1 in 2017 and 2018. 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 2016 as a "fraud and investigations expert" in a team with "wide-ranging sector knowledge in areas such as energy, infrastructure and transport". Global Investigations Review describes the investigations and compliance practice led by Wilson as focusing on China, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong – as well as jurisdictions like Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, India and Bangladesh - acting mainly for multinational companies or senior executives. He sits on the LexisNexis Corporate Compliance Editorial Board.
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 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Anti-Corruption and Transparency Experts Working Group (ACTWG), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Bar Association (IBA) to engage practitioners and law enforcement agencies in anti-corruption and anti-money laundering capacity-building efforts.