GIR Live Singapore: Disrupting corruption

15 July 2019

How technology is altering investigations is top of the agenda for GIR’s second annual conference in Singapore on 29 August, which will also feature discussions on the country’s introduction of DPAs.

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Maurice Burke

Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee

Maurice Burke heads the regional dispute resolution practice at Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee. 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. He represents clients in dispute resolution, investigation and contentious regulatory matters across the region, including in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.


Colum Bancroft


Daniel Chia

Morgan Lewis Stamford

Andrew Dale

Ropes & Gray

Pamela Kiesselbach

Herbert Smith Freehills

Antony Lee

General Counsel, HSBC

Daniel Levison

Morrison & Foerster

Adam Mickley

Ethics & Compliance Counsel, VEON

Mark Parsons

Hogan Lovells

Joy Tan


Graham Trace

Head of Litigation, Investigations & Enforcement, Barclays

Mini vandePol

Baker McKenzie


14.00: Welcome coffee and registration

14.30: Chair’s opening remarks

Maurice Burke, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee 

14.40: Session one: Disrupting corruption – how is technology altering the efforts of investigators and the investigated?

Developments in technology and communications have fundamentally changed how investigators overcome the evasive efforts of those complicit in misconduct. New technology has made compliance risks easier to identify, but at the same time easier to hide and has aided a myriad of new ways of conducting fraud and corruption.

Our panel will discuss the impact of ever-changing technology on the way counsel carry out investigations. They are expected to discuss, among other things:

  • Employees – first line of defence, or kink in the armour?
  • Data privacy challenges in devices; digital communications; and digital payments.
  • The balance of power – are technologies in favour of the investigator? And regardless, how can a company future-proof their compliance system?
  • Managing a crisis – data breaches and how to respond

Mini vandePol, Baker McKenzie

Colum Bancroft, AlixPartners
Daniel Chia, Morgan Lewis Stamford 
Andrew Dale, Ropes & Gray
Adam Mickley, Ethics & Compliance Counsel, VEON
Mark Parsons, Hogan Lovells

15.55: Coffee break

16.25: Session two: The GIR Live Question Time

Our esteemed panel will discuss and answer questions submitted by the audience and moderators in advance.

Our panel will consider issues such as:

  • Singapore’s introduction of a DPA regime. Does it suggest a move towards corporate enforcement? This has not materialised, but will it - and if so, when?
  • There has been an uptick in the weaponisation of sanctions under the Trump administration - are South Asian investigations practitioners seeing and responding to this? Does this mean moving their practices away from traditional bribery and corruption investigations, or developing a dual competency?
  • Who leads the fight against corruption? The business, or the investigating authorities?

Maurice Burke, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee 

Pamela Kiesselbach, Herbert Smith Freehills
Antony Lee, General Counsel, HSBC
Daniel Levison, Morrison & Foerster
Joy Tan, WongPartnership
Graham Trace, Head of Litigation, Investigations & Enforcement, Barclays

17.40: Chair’s closing remarks

Maurice Burke, Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee 

17.50 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Morrison & Foerster

Further information

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