Wilson Ang

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

Singapore
Singapore
T:+65 6309 5392
Singapore
Singapore
T:+65 6309 5392
Wilson Ang

Wilson Ang

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Biography

Wilson Ang is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Singapore. He heads the Asia regulatory compliance and investigations practice.

Wilson 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, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act and regional anti-bribery and data privacy laws. He advises on risk and crisis management, remediation measures and follow-on disputes. Wilson has extensive experience designing and implementing compliance programs, conducting integrity due diligence reviews and handling complex and sensitive issues involving bribery, fraud, sanctions, money-laundering/terrorist-financing, cyber-security attacks, data breach incidents, competition law and financial services regulatory violations in  Asia and beyond. Wilson's practice also involves ESG issues like modern slavery and business human rights due diligence, health and safety matters, environmental regulatory disclosures and corporate governance. He is a certified auditor for ISO37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems.

Wilson has significant experience advising leading energy, transport and life sciences companies, major financial/banking institutions, as well as multinational corporations and Asian conglomerates. He lectures at the US Seton Hall Healthcare Compliance program, and counsels directors and senior management on corporate ethics and personal liability.

He is a frequent speaker and author of various publications on business ethics and anti-corruption and other compliance and investigations-related matters. He worked alongside the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Anti-Corruption and Transparency Experts Working Group, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Bar Association to engage practitioners and law enforcement agencies, like the Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, in anti-corruption and anti-money laundering capacity-building efforts. Wilson was a member of the Asia Society Policy Institute's Task Force on Navigating the Belt and Road Initiative.

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 is recognized by Chambers & Partners, Who's Who Legal and The Legal 500.


Professional experience

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  • Advocate & Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore, practising under section 36E of the Legal Profession Act)
  • Solicitor, qualified in Hong Kong
  • Solicitor, Advocate, qualified in England & Wales

Band 1, Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption Singapore: Ranked individual,  Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, 2018-2021

Leading lawyer, Investigations, Who's Who Legal, 2018-2021

Tier 1 Leading individual, White-collar crime: Foreign firms, The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, Singapore, 2021

Tier 1, Financial service regulatory: Foreign firms, The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, Singapore, 2017-2021

  • Anti-Corruption Regulation, Singapore – Getting the Deal Through, 2011-2021

  • "Singapore tables changes to the Personal Data Protection Act in Parliament", October, 12, 2020

  • "Going Viral: Heightened Cyber and Corporate Crime Risks in the COVID-19 Pandemic", July 15, 2020

  • "Malaysia sticks to its guns on corrupt corporations and senior personnel", June, 2020

  • "Singapore company discloses potential US sanctions violations", June, 2020

  • "Conducting investigations remotely: Five key points to navigate the new normal", March 27, 2020

  • Faculty member of Seton Hall Asia-Pacific Healthcare Compliance Program in Singapore from 2013-2021

  • Facilitator of the International Company Directors' Course by Australian Institute of Company Directors from 2015-2020

  • Speaker and panelist at various American Conference Institute Asia-Pacific Summits on Anti-Corruption