GIR Live Singapore: in pictures

Hamidul Haq of Singapore's Rajah & Tann co-chaired the event with Maurice Burke of Hogan Lovells

27 May 2016

On 24 May lawyers and in-house counsel from around Asia gathered for GIR Live in Singapore. Here is a selection of pictures from the day.

GIR Live Singapore: lessons on investigating in Indonesia

Chalid Heyder

26 May 2016

With anti-corruption authorities in Indonesia shifting focus to the supply side of bribery, lawyers at GIR Live Singapore describe the often counterintuitive steps to take when investigating there.

GIR Live: Singapore is no haven for white-collar crime

24 May 2016

Contrary to allegations of lax regulation in the wake of the Petrobras and 1MDB scandals, Singapore has substantially overhauled its tax and anti-money laundering regimes in recent years, says one of the city-state’s leading white-collar lawyers.


Maurice Burke

Hogan Lovells

Maurice heads our regional dispute resolution practice. Widely recognised as one of the leading dispute practitioners in his field, Maurice has advised a broad range of multinational clients on successful strategies that meet their commercial goals. With over 20 years' of experience in Asia, Maurice understands the market, his clients' regional problems and how to solve them. Maurice represents clients in dispute resolution, investigation and contentious regulatory matters across the region, including in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. 

Hamidul Haq

Rajah & Tann

Hamidul Haq joined Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP as a Partner in 2006 after his extensive experience with the Commercial Affairs Department and the Attorney-General’s Chambers. His involvement bolstered the Commercial Litigation Practice in its strength and dominance in the legal circle, particularly in the area of securities law, business crimes, fraud and commercial litigation practice. He now gives advice to corporate and individuals clients in these areas, as well as advice on anti-money laundering matters.


Wilson Ang

Norton Rose Fulbright

Jarrod Baker

Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Matthew Fleming


Chalid Heyder

Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners

Daniel Levison

Morrison & Foerster

Joy Tan



8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' opening remarks

Maurice Burke, Hogan Lovells
9.30: Session one: Anti-corruption enforcement in South East Asia - quo vadis?
Is enforcement of anti-bribery and other corporate criminal legislation around South East Asia increasing, decreasing… or just evolving slightly? And what does that mean for those who help clients stay on the right side of the line, and who help them to investigate when it appears they may have crossed it?
In this panel, leading names will identify the most important regional developments of the past year and discuss what those mean in the longer term for everyone in the investigations space, all in GIR Live’s highly conversational style.

Specific questions they are expected to discuss include:

  • What are the most important developments from the past 12 months or so?
  • Which are the most active enforcers?
  • How is enforcement in the region different from other parts of the world? For how long will that be the case?
  • What effect will certain highly public investigations now unfolding in the region have?
  • To what extent are enforcers in the region cooperating with near neighbours and more internationally?

Hamidul Haq, Rajah & Tann

Matthew Fleming, KordaMentha
Daniel Levison, Morrison & Foerster
Joy Tan, WongPartnership
(Additional speaker to be announced)
11.00: Coffee break
11.30: Session two: Case-study: "Conducting an internal investigation inside Indonesia"

Indonesia has been a big focus for many companies and their external lawyers in recent years. This session will allow attendees to benchmark their own practice against that of others when it comes to conducting an internal investigation on Indonesian soil.

Specific issues the case-study will bring to the fore include:

  • Strategic considerations when investigating within Indonesia: how to scope an investigation
  • Deciding who should investigate
  • Evidence handling and data privacy: special considerations?
  • Effective witness interviews: cultural aspects to factor in
  • Privilege
  • Dealing with the consequences: how to work with local regulators and law-enforcers
  • Tips on remediation

Maurice Burke, Hogan Lovells
Chalid Heyder, Dewi Negara Fachri & Partners
Wilson Ang, Norton Rose Fulbright
Jarrod Baker, FTI Consulting
(Additional speaker to be announced)
13.00: Chairs' closing remarks - and crystal ball gazing
Hamidul Haq, Rajah & Tann
13.10: Networking lunch
14.10: Close of conference


50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321