Many companies and individuals find themselves involved in an investigation. The issues which give rise to investigations are an increasingly important issue in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest commercial and financial hubs. Those issues can include regulatory compliance, criminal (including white collar crime) and employment. Complex cross-border investigations involving multiple agencies outside Hong Kong are becoming more and more common.

As one of Hong Kong’s leading independent law firms, we are well versed in advising individuals and companies in response to investigations. We are also experienced in helping with bolstering compliance efforts, whether with regards to investigations by the likes of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) or other regulatory bodies related to white collar crime or data privacy. We are also able to assist companies and individuals involved in foreign investigations and prosecutions.

Our full service offering ensures that we are able to advise on a wide range of commercial regulatory issues, from corruption to data breaches and competition to license breaches. We advise employers and employees on internal investigations. Tanner De Witt’s lawyers have experience in a vast array of investigations and understand the nuances of how the matter may proceed, making sure that you are always one step ahead. We have also cultivated long-standing track records of working with regulators throughout an investigation and in any subsequent disciplinary action or third party proceedings.

  • Corporate crime (including bribery, corruption, fraud, money laundering, sanctions and other white collar crime)
  • Internal investigations (including discrimination and harassment complaints)
  • Data privacy breaches and cybersecurity
  • Regulatory investigations and inquiries, including by the SFC, ICAC and other foreign and domestic agencies