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Global China Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)

Corporate investigation/anti-corruption focuses on firms and individuals advising on the management of, and compliance with, investigations concerning white-collar crime, anti-corruption legislation and international sanctions. The firms and lawyers may also be engaged to conduct investigations and prepare reports for management. The section covers issues faced by clients arising from the increased scrutiny of regulatory bodies into their day-to-day operations. The firms included here often bring together multi-disciplinary teams to advise on internal investigations, or proceedings brought by external bodies, including public and law enforcement bodies. Investigations may concern operating procedures, criminal and civil liability, ethics, and trans-national issues such as sanctions and money laundering. The teams often provide specialist advice on domestic legislation. Advice given on the US FCPA, UK Bribery Act and other relevant overseas legislation alongside how regulatory bodies operate across the world are also included. Coverage extends to advising on compliance and best practice.

All Departments profiles

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Band 1
  1. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher offers a leading Hong Kong-based white-collar practice with significant experience acting on internal and government investigations across the region, especially those relating to the US FCPA, as well as anti-corruption investigations more broadly. Able to draw on an extensive global network and in-house proficiency in Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean for interviews and document analysis. Regularly conducts compliance due diligence on M&A transactions in the region. Recognised for its ability to serve prominent multinational clients operating in a range of jurisdictions, with notable strengths in matters involving Korea and Singapore. The team's clientele spans a range of different sectors, including healthcare, media and consumer goods.
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  3. Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Ropes & Gray
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    Ropes & Gray
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Highly skilled group of white-collar experts with significant on-the-ground presence throughout Hong Kong and the PRC. Ropes & Gray handles matters including internal investigations, anti-corruption matters and regulatory compliance. Traditionally acts for clients in the life sciences sector and also offers strong capabilities in the technology, private equity and retail spheres. Has a broad regional focus, with increasing involvement in cross-border mandates relating to India, Vietnam, Japan and South Korea.
  2. Sidley Austin
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    Sidley Austin
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Ably handles large-scale cross-border investigations and risk assessments involving the FCPA and other regulations, in addition to providing compliance advice and revising codes of conduct. Trusted by multinational clients in the life sciences, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors and able to call on a network of offices across Asia. Sidley Austin's Hong Kong office regularly cooperates with its offices in Europe and the USA in addition to regional hubs like Singapore, to offer clients a multi-jurisdictional service.
  3. Kirkland & Ellis
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
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    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Investigations and enforcement specialist highlighted for its expertise in matters related to US FCPA, money laundering and corruption. Davis Polk & Wardwell leverages the support of a highly regarded contentious financial services practice to advise on enforcement matters before Hong Kong financial regulators and the ICAC. Also able to assist clients with anti-money laundering, sanctions and anti-corruption training mandates. Regularly acts for Chinese SOEs and global banks, financial institutions and technology companies.
  2. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates
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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Impressive Hong Kong-based offering of cross-border investigations and compliance advice coupled with Chinese language skills and in-depth cultural knowledge. Particularly active in investigations relating to the FCPA, insider trading and financial fraud cases. Frequently acts for banks and for Chinese tech clients spanning a range of industry sectors.
  3. Baker McKenzie
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  4. Kobre & Kim
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
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    Covington & Burling LLP
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Experienced team with a strong track record for advising on compliance matters and anti-corruption investigations in China. Well placed to conduct witness interviews and analyse documentation, with proficiency in Mandarin and Cantonese. Particular expertise handling matters in the pharmaceutical, technology and aviation sectors.
  2. DLA Piper LLP
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    DLA Piper LLP
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Noteworthy practice trusted for investigations by major corporate clients, particularly in the life sciences and technology sectors. DLA Piper LLP is adept at drawing on a global platform to manage complex cross-border investigations involving UK, US and Chinese authorities, often drawing on the strength of its Singapore office. Boasts additional expertise in data privacy and cybersecurity matters. Skilled at handling compliance reviews and providing regulatory advice. Also able to assist clients with post-investigation remediation actions.
  3. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Well placed to advise on a broad range of anti-corruption and regulatory compliance matters in addition to handling a wide array of internal and external investigations from its Shanghai office. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is regularly involved in cases related to employee misconduct, bribery, embezzlement, fraud and senior appointments and exits. Assists a diverse client base of domestic and international companies, maintaining a focus on handling mandates in the life sciences and technology sectors, as well as advising financial institutions and banks.
  4. Morrison Foerster
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    Morrison Foerster
    Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Notable Hong Kong-based team experience in handling China-related investigations and anti-corruption matters. Popular choice of counsel for clients in the technology and financial services sectors, and regularly acts for SOEs and domestic corporates in front of US authorities, as well as on internal investigations. China team leverages its strong network both in the wider Asia region and globally, working with colleagues in Singapore, Tokyo, New York and Washington, DC.