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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September 23, 2011

Impact of the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act on Multinational Operations in Thailand

Michael Ramirez

Recent trends showcase a clear intent by two of the world’s global powers to tackle corruption abroad. The United States, through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange...

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May 11, 2011

The Report: Thailand 2011 – Legal Framework

The Report: Thailand 2011, published by Oxford Business Group, provides an in-depth analysis of various sectors of the Thai economy. In the legal section of the publication, Tilleke...

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May 11, 2011

The Report: Thailand 2011 – More Prudent Practice

David Lyman

No country is immune to corruption. Corruption and other illicit activities thrive in Thailand today as they have throughout this nation’s long history. According to Transparency International’s...

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May 3, 2011

Viewpoint – The Political Scene in Thailand: Pre-Election Observations

David Lyman

In response to regular queries received from our multinational clients, David Lyman, Chairman & Chief Values Officer of Tilleke & Gibbins, has been providing periodic updates on the...

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March 11, 2011

PLC Cross-border Doing Business in … Handbook 2011 – Thailand Chapter

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut, Siriwan Phentalay, Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn, Charunun Sathitsuksomboon

This chapter provides an overview of the legal system and key laws for foreign companies doing business in Thailand. Presented in a question-and-answer format, the chapter examines the rules...

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