Handling complex and sensitive compliance and investigations work
With stringent policies and regulations escalating due to global market turmoil, there is a greater need for companies and individuals to manage exposure to compliance risks, pre-empt government investigations and enforcement actions and to mitigate the impact in case of failure of compliance.
Our Hong Kong regulatory investigations and white-collar crime team is backed by a large pool of highly experienced legal professionals. Our integrated team and ability to advise on the laws of the PRC and Hong Kong SAR, and other international laws allow us to advise on a range of regulatory, fraud and anti-corruption issues from creation and development of the law, to internal investigations and investigations and prosecution by the enforcement authorities.
Unique strength acting in government and regulatory authorities-related matters
Our team has a strong track record dealing with the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC), Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB), Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK), Insurance Authority (IA), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Competition Commission amongst others.
We provide insights in how major courts, tribunals, government and regulatory bodies in Hong Kong and the Mainland operate, enabling us to act on high-profile white-collar criminal and regulatory disputes our competitors have no access to.
The scope of our investigations and white-collar crime offering include:
- SFC investigations and market misconduct offences
- ICAC investigations and corruption-related offences
- Fraud investigations and criminal reporting
- IA investigations
- Cartels and competition investigations
- Dawn raids
- Regulatory compliance
- Anti-money laundering (AML)/counter-terrorism financing (CTF) and KYC
- Civil and criminal proceedings, disciplinary actions
- Market misconduct tribunal proceedings
- SEHK enquiry in relation to disclosure regulations