Singapore Compliance & Investigations Conference 2019

12 July 2019

10am - 2pm

New Venue:
The Westin Singapore,
12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2,
Singapore 018961,
Level 3, Ballroom 2

In recent years, there have been a growing number of multinational companies in emerging markets which suffer significant financial losses and reputational damage as a result of bribery, corruption, employee fraud and a lack of regulatory compliance or internal controls.

Join us as we navigate various key issues on how to prevent and mitigate the associated risks as well as on what practical steps your organisation should or should not take in conducting its own internal investigations both locally and regionally in the unfortunate event that it is a victim of bribery, corruption or employee fraud. We will take you on a full journey from providing an in-house perspective on internal investigation, exploring Court decisions made in the Asia Pacific region which will guide your organisation as to how (and how not to) conduct investigations, to identifying common risk areas in the local context of Singapore's anti-bribery and corruption laws, which will enable your organisation to craft and implement an effective anti-corruption policy for your business.

The programme

10:00 - 10:30

Registration and refreshments

10:30 - 10:45


Peter Knight, Head of International Dispute Resolution, Bird & Bird London
Navin Joseph Lobo, Partner, Bird & Bird ATMD

10:45 - 11:30

As easy as ABC: Understanding the laws so that you can implement a robust and effective Anti-Bribery and Corruption framework
Explore common risk areas such as the giving or accepting of gifts and entertainment, conflict of interest (both perceived or actual) and receiving contributions or sponsorships in the context of Singapore's anti-bribery and corruption laws, which will guide your organisation in crafting and implementing an anti-corruption policy and in its risk assessment, with a view to ultimately safeguarding the interests and integrity of your business.
Navin Joseph Lobo, Partner, Bird & Bird ATMD

Shaun Oon, Associate, Bird & Bird ATMD

 11:30 - 12:15 When something goes wrong within your organisation: How to set up and run an internal investigation
An in-house perspective on internal investigations and an insight into some of the key considerations.
Wolf Von Kumberg, Consultant, Bird & Bird London
 12:15 - 13:00 Tales from the Front Lines: War stories and current battles
In this session, we will explore lessons to be learned from recent judicial consideration and criticism of the conduct of investigations in the APAC region. These court decisions provide guidance as to how to (and how not to) conduct investigations. We will also consider current issues in investigations in the APAC region, including a discussion of new Australian legislation that may impact local and regional compliance and investigations teams.
Jarrad Parker, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird Sydney
 13:00 - 14:00  Networking Lunch

Contact / Registration

This is a complimentary seminar and seats are limited. We encourage you to register your attendance in advance to secure yourself a place. You can do so by clicking here.

The deadline for registration is Monday, 8 July 2019.