Businesses today face an increasingly complex framework of established and evolving legislation and regulations concerning civil, criminal and regulatory risks. Our global regulation and investigations lawyers provide clients a ‘one-stop,’ connected international service to help navigate the legal, procedural, governance and reputational aspects of regulatory and compliance issues, investigations and litigation worldwide.
With an in-depth understanding of cross-disciplinary best practices, our lawyers are inter-connected across jurisdictions, industries and regulatory fronts, enabling us to advise clients on managing risk, multi-jurisdictional investigations and compliance matters, wherever they arise. Our lawyers offer extensive domestic, international and cross-border experience in regulation and investigations across a number of key industry sectors including financial institutions; energy, infrastructure and resources; transport; technology; life sciences and healthcare; and consumer markets.
We have a unique offering of strength on-the-ground in emerging markets including Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, as well as deep experience in the mature regulatory and enforcement markets of the United States, Europe, Australia and Canada. Members of our team are fluent in more than 20 languages across the globe.
Several members of our global regulation and investigations team have held positions in some of the world’s key regulatory bodies, adding to our understanding of the internal workings of regulators, the underlying policies which shape the regulators’ approach, including international regulatory cooperation and the sensitivities of dealing with regulators. As a testament to our experience, we have acted on some of the world’s highest profile domestic and multi-jurisdictional investigations, including prominent regulatory inquiries, regulatory enforcement, criminal investigations and prosecutions and related civil litigation.
Our Hong Kong team are experienced in conducting internal investigations in response to inquiries from, and representing companies before enforcement authorities in Asia and elsewhere, including advising on self-disclosure and mandatory reporting obligations, market misconduct and regulatory issues.
We regularly conduct internal investigations on behalf of financial institutions and other companies in response to findings arising out of internal or external audit or whistleblower allegations, employee misconduct, among others. We are well-versed in identifying, with precision, the potential issues, preserving documents, gathering information whilst ensuring that any disruption to the operations is kept to a minimum, and providing practical solutions and legal advice to management in respect issues which have been identified.
Our team is also well versed in all types of regulatory matters and routinely advises on judicial reviews brought by or against regulatory bodies. In Asia, we act for a number of regulatory bodies and pseudo-governmental organizations on a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious matters. Our work also extends to advising corporations and financial institutions on white-collar and regulatory inquiries and investigations.Show more