Anti-Corruption

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Tilleke & Gibbins advises clients on anti-corruption matters in Southeast Asia. Many countries where we work are attractive destinations for foreign investment. They are also high-risk environments for corruption, asset concealment, fraud, and other forms of economic crime. The U.S. government has made prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) a national priority, and more cases under the U.K. Bribery Act are expected. In addition, ASEAN governments are increasing their own anti-corruption efforts. Failing to curb or prevent corruption can have devastating economic, legal, and reputational consequences.

Through our multi-jurisdictional presence, we assist clients seamlessly across borders. Our attorneys and consultants are deeply knowledgeable about local business practices and cultures, which allows us to provide a unique blend of legal and practical advice in this complex field.

  • Advising clients on local anti-corruption laws, regulatory regimes, and business culture
  • Designing, advising, and implementing compliance programs
  • Advising clients on the FCPA and the U.K. Bribery Act
  • Conducting anti-corruption due diligence, as well as compliance and regulatory audits, on agents, partners, and M&A targets
  • Performing anti-corruption risk assessments
  • Overseeing internal corporate investigations
  • Defending and prosecuting corruption-related allegations
  • Assisting with asset recovery and protection

Tilleke & Gibbins is an active partner or member of several anti-corruption organizations, including:

TRACE International. Tilleke & Gibbins is proud to serve as the exclusive TRACE Partner Law Firm in Thailand. TRACE International, a nonprofit association that provides practical and cost-effective anti-bribery compliance solutions for multinational companies, granted this designation to our firm in recognition of our “exceptional experience in and knowledge of anti-bribery laws and related compliance matters.”

Our lawyers and consultants develop real-world solutions that cross borders and practice areas. Read about some of our recent victories below. Among our recent matters, we have:

  • Advised several pharmaceutical companies on their procurement contracts with Thai government hospitals.

  • Advised a U.K. engineering and construction company on providing business courtesies to private individuals in Thailand.

  • Advised a U.S. transportation company on their dealings with the Royal Thai Army during the course of a government procurement contract.

  • Counseled a credit card company on guidelines for business courtesies (such as meals, events, and gifts) to be extended to foreign officials.

  • Provided guidance to an oil company on its compliance program and on proper procedures for government inspections of business facilities.

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Cynthia M. Pornavalai

T:+66 2056 5559

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Partner
Bangkok

David Lyman

T:+66 2056 5597

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Partner
Bangkok

Kobkit Thienpreecha

T:+66 2056 5534

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Partner
Bangkok

Thawat Damsa-ard

T:+66 2056 5500

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Partner
Bangkok

Chitchai Punsan

T:+66 2056 5779

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Associate
Bangkok

John Frangos

T:+66 2056 5790

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Consultant
Bangkok

Michael Ramirez

T:+66 2056 5794

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Consultant
Bangkok

Yugo Nagata

T:+66 2056 5645

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Consultant
Bangkok
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June 13, 2015

Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Honors Tilleke & Gibbins

The Sixth Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awards were presented during the 2015 Lex Mundi Leadership Summit and Annual Conference in New Orleans, and Tilleke & Gibbins, the Member Firm...

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June 9, 2015

ALB Diversity List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Counted Among Top Firms

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

Tilleke & Gibbins has been included in the first edition of the Diversity List, a list compiled by Asian Legal Business—forming part of the magazine’s “Women in Law” feature—that...

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June 8, 2015

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm to Present on Investment Law in Myanmar at TBAM Event

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm, a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Yangon office, will present at a seminar named, “Myanmar Update,” hosted by the Thai Business Association of Myanmar (TBAM). The seminar...

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June 8, 2015

David Lyman to Chair Session on Anti-Corruption Strategies at CEBAP 3

David Lyman

David Lyman, chairman and chief values officer at Tilleke & Gibbins, will chair a session on “Anti-Corruption Strategies” at the “Third Conference on Evidence-Based Anti-Corruption Policies” (...

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April 16, 2015

Asian Legal Business: Tilleke & Gibbins Voted Employer of Choice 2015 in Thailand

Tiziana Sucharitkul, Darani Vachanavuttivong

For the third year in a row, Asian Legal Business  has named Tilleke & Gibbins “Employer of Choice” in Thailand, solidifying our reputation as one of Asia’s best law firms to...

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November 9, 2017

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2018 – Thailand Chapter

Michael Ramirez

Thailand is a priority destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) and has enjoyed steadily increasing FDI since the return of political stability in 2014. The current regime has made...

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November 9, 2017

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2018 – Laos Chapter

Dino Santaniello

As a small, landlocked nation, surrounded by heavily populated economic powerhouses, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) is often overlooked as a foreign investment destination in favor of...

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November 9, 2017

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2018 – Cambodia Chapter

David Mol

All economic growth indicators show that Cambodia is an attractive destination for foreign investment, with the economy experiencing stable and substantial annual growth, the population’s...

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November 9, 2017

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2018 – Vietnam Chapter

John Frangos

Vietnam continues to see a trend of increasing foreign direct investment. In 2016, foreign investment inflows reached US$15.8 billion—a record level. This figure represents a 9 percent increase...

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November 9, 2017

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2018 – Myanmar Chapter

Nwe Oo, Sher Hann Chua

Under the governance of the National League for Democracy government led by President Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has witnessed many remarkable improvements in its...

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