Anti-Corruption

Featured Publication: Overview of 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.

Name Position Office

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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March 16, 2015

ALB Power List 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Ranked Among Top Law Firms in Asia

Placing our firm at the pinnacle of Asia’s legal market, Asian Legal Business  has ranked Tilleke & Gibbins among the top ten “domestic” law firms in Asia in the inaugural...

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February 26, 2015

Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2015: Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated as Thailand Law Firm of the Year

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for the Thailand Law Firm of the Year Award 2015 by Chambers Asia-Pacific. This nomination comes after the firm was honored to win the...

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November 18, 2014

Michael Ramirez to Speak at Lex Mundi ACC ILA Webcast on Global Anti-Corruption Laws

Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez, who leads the corporate and commercial team in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Myanmar office, will participate as a speaker in a webcast hosted by Lex Mundi and the Association of...

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November 14, 2014

Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014: Tilleke & Gibbins Honored in Three Categories

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul, Sukontip Jitmongkolthong

On November 13, 2014, the Euromoney Legal Media Group hosted its annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. The firm awards were judged on the best initiatives for...

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October 22, 2014

Bangkok Post: FraudNet Conference Focuses on Practical Steps Needed to Fight Corruption

Thawat Damsa-ard

The Bangkok Post  reports that H.E. Abhisit Vejjajiva, former prime minister of Thailand, recently called on civil society and the private sector to step up and play a key role in...

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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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