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.”

Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption. The Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption is a group of private sector companies, coordinated through the Thai Institute of Directors, the Thai Chamber of Commerce, and the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce, committed to prohibiting bribery in any form, putting in place internal compliance programs to educate employees and monitor business conduct, and sharing best practices with industry peers, suppliers, and other stakeholders. Tilleke & Gibbins was the first law firm to join this organization.

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

Michael K. Lee

T:+84 8 3936 2069

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Partner
Ho Chi Minh City

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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April 14, 2017

Asialaw: Insights into Anti-Corruption and Compliance Programs from Tilleke & Gibbins

Michael Ramirez, John Frangos

Anti-corruption continues to be an important area of focus under the current Thai government and an area of concern for companies striving to comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and...

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April 12, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Named ALB Employer of Choice 2017

For the fifth year in a row, Tilleke & Gibbins has been named “Employer of Choice” in Thailand in a survey conducted by Asian Legal Business.

The rankings were determined...

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April 12, 2017

ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Earns Nominations in Four Categories

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for two national categories and two regional categories in the Asian Legal Business  Southeast Asia Law Awards 2017. This year’s winners will...

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February 1, 2017

Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Top Contender for Thailand Law Firm of the Year Award

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tiziana Sucharitkul

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated for the Thailand Law Firm of the Year Award 2017 by Chambers Asia-Pacific. The firm has been nominated for the award six times since 2010, and was...

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February 1, 2017

David Lyman Discusses Anti-Corruption with Nikkei Asian Review

David Lyman

David Lyman, Tilleke & Gibbins’ Chairman and Chief Values Officer, was quoted in an article by Nikkei Asian Review, titled “Thailand faces uphill battle on anti-corruption campaign...

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August 6, 2015

Corporate Governance (2nd Ed.) – Thailand Chapter

Kasma Visitkitjakarn, Napat Siri-armart

The second edition of Corporate Governance  has been published as part of the European Lawyer Reference series. The guide is presented in a Q&A-style format, providing detailed...

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June 26, 2015

Licensing Reform on the Way in Thailand

John Frangos

In Franz Kafka's novel The Castle, the protagonist tries in vain to get in touch with a mysterious group of administrators who run a small village from a castle. The character is...

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March 9, 2015

The Risk of Carbon Copy Prosecutions in Thailand

John Frangos

Companies and individuals that admit to violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for acts committed in Thailand risk criminal prosecution in Thai courts. When defendants in FCPA...

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January 7, 2015

Lex Mundi Guide to Doing Business in Thailand 2015

Tilleke & Gibbins, in association with Lex Mundi, has published the latest edition of the Guide to Doing Business in Thailand. The guide provides a comprehensive overview of the legal...

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December 22, 2014

PLC Doing Business In … Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2015 – Thailand Chapter

Darani Vachanavuttivong, Sriwan Puapondh, Kitti Thaisomboon, Michael Ramirez, Anake Rattanajitbanjong, Passanan Suwannoi, Kasma Visitkitjakarn, Penrurk Phetmani

Practical Law Company, in association with Lex Mundi, has published the latest edition of its Q&A guides to doing business worldwide. The Thailand chapter, authored by Tilleke & Gibbins...

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