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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October 31, 2018

The Asia-Pacific Investigations Review 2019 – Myanmar Chapter

Sher Hann Chua, Nwe Oo

The National League for Democracy government has brought remarkable reforms to Myanmar’s legal, social, and economic commitments over the past year. The government has specifically focused on the...

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October 31, 2018

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2019 – Thailand Chapter

Michael Ramirez

Successive Thai governments have consistently emphasized the importance of improving Thailand’s standing as a foreign direct investment (FDI) destination, due to its significant impact on economic...

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October 31, 2018

The Asia Pacific Investigations Review 2019 – Vietnam Chapter

John Frangos

Vietnam experienced a continued growth trend in foreign direct investment in 2017 with foreign investment inflows reaching an incredible US$35.6 billion—registering yet another record level. When...

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August 23, 2018

Myanmar: DICA Announces Anti-Corruption Code of Ethics for Companies

Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

On August 3, 2018, Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) issued an announcement enacting an anti-corruption code of ethics intended to prevent corruption in both...

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August 20, 2018

Thailand Passes New Anti-Corruption Law

John Frangos

A new anti-corruption law has come into effect in Thailand. Formally named the Act Supplementing the Constitution Relating to the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption B.E. 2561 (2018) (the “...

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