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December 03, 2020

Investigations in Asia - South East Asia


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For many businesses, Asia provides a wealth of opportunities, but there are also risks in doing business in a diverse region with legal systems and practices that may be unfamiliar to those more used to operating in Europe and the Americas.

In this series, Shearman & Sterling lawyers from the U.S., Asia and Europe considered the key legal and practical issues that businesses are likely to face if they are the subject of an investigation by enforcement authorities in China, SE Asia, Japan and South Korea.

In the webinar on 3 December, partners Brian Burke (New York and Shanghai-Litigation), Elvira Aliende Rodriguez (Brussels-Antitrust), senior associate Mathew Orr (London-Litigation) and associate Rishikeesh Wijaya (Singapore-Litigation) focused on a number of jurisdictions in South East Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, and shared their thoughts on:

  • The principal enforcement authorities
  • The powers available to them and how those powers are used in practice
  • The ways in which investigations and any subsequent proceedings may differ from those in Europe and the US
  • Recent trends in enforcement policy
  • The steps that businesses can take to address the legal and practical issues they may face

Authors and Contributors

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez



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