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 both Thailand and Cambodia. 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 a global food and beverage company on an extensive internal anti-corruption investigation in Thailand.

  • Assisted a multinational energy services company on an internal bid-rigging investigation in Thailand.

  • Advised a European pharmaceutical company on an internal fraud and anti-corruption investigation in Vietnam.

  • Assisted a global energy services firm on defending an anti-corruption investigation brought by the Thai authorities. 

  • Designed and implemented a compliance, ethics, and health care professional dealings program across a client’s Southeast Asia offices.

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November 13, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Named Thailand Firm of the Year in Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been named Thailand Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020, held on November 12, 2020. Notably, this award marks the fifth consecutive...

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November 10, 2020

Tiziana Sucharitkul Speaks at IBA 2020

Tiziana Sucharitkul

On November 19, 2020, Tiziana Sucharitkul, co-managing partner at Tilleke & Gibbins and director of the firm's regional disputes resolution practice, will join a panel of managing partners...

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November 6, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins Nominated for Three Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins has been nominated in three firm-wide categories in the Women in Business Law Awards Asia-Pacific 2020. The awards, which are organized each year by Euromoney to recognize...

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October 29, 2020

AMCHAM Thailand Recognizes Tilleke & Gibbins at 2020 CSR Excellence Awards

On Tuesday, October 27, Tilleke & Gibbins was singled out for an award for exceptional corporate social responsibility (CSR) work during the past 12 months at the 2020 CSR Excellence Awards,...

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October 14, 2020

Tilleke & Gibbins and TLCA Cohost Webinar on Thai Anti-corruption and Anti-bribery Regulations

Alongkorn Tongmee, Jessada Anasura, Piyawat Vitooraporn

On October 15, 2020, Alongkorn Tongmee, ...

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December 18, 2018

Lex Mundi Anticorruption Compliance Guide—Thailand Report

John Frangos

Tilleke & Gibbins, the Lex Mundi member firm for Thailand, has contributed the Thailand chapter to Lex Mundi’s Anticorruption Compliance Guide —a comprehensive guide to anti-bribery...

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December 18, 2018

Lex Mundi Anticorruption Compliance Guide—Vietnam Report

Chuyen Hong Huu Le, Thomas J. Treutler

Thomas Treutler, partner and managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ two offices in Vietnam, and...

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December 6, 2018

Myanmar Extends Anti-Corruption Law to Private Transactions

Nwe Oo

In a development that appears to have received no public attention, Myanmar recently amended the definition of “corruption” in its Anti-Corruption Law, with the result extending the prohibition of...

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October 31, 2018

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2019 – Cambodia Chapter

David Mol

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has become increasingly more attractive in Cambodia for the better half of a decade due to consistent, robust growth rates, increased purchasing power of the...

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October 31, 2018

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2019 – Laos Chapter

Dino Santaniello

Surrounded by economic powerhouses and other growing economies, Laos is often overlooked by foreign direct investors in ASEAN. However, Laos’ geographical location, situated comfortably between...

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