White Collar Crime

White collar crime is an increasingly complex and sensitive area, which attracts not only headlines but also severe penalties. Our White-Collar Practice consists of a team of subject-matter experts with extensive experience, including work experience with prosecuting agencies. Our lawyers regularly act and advice on complex domestic and cross-border white-collar criminal and financial fraud matters. We provide timely advice and guidance for individuals and corporations in various matters including:

  • Anti-money laundering matters and reporting obligations under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap. 65A) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) Regulations
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Computer misuse and other electronic crimes under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act (Cap. 50A), Personal Data Protection Act
  • Corporate governance, disclosure obligations and offences under the Banking Act (Cap. 19), Insurance Act (Cap. 142), Companies Act (Cap. 50)
  • Fraud, cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Tax evasion
  • Missing Trader Fraud/ Carousel Fraud schemes
  • Market manipulation, insider trading and other securities-related criminal matters under the Securities and Futures Act (Cap. 289), MAS Regulations, SGX Listing Rules and Regulations
  • Extradition and other forms of international legal assistance for cross-border criminal matters

We strive to ensure that our clients receive fair and proper representation should they be investigated by the authorities or are accused of committing white-collar crimes. We also advise clients who are victims of white-collar crimes in seeking redress from the appropriate authorities, or clients who intend to make whistleblower reports. Where necessary, we can quickly mobilize and coordinate multi-disciplinary teams involving accountants, forensic experts, private investigators, overseas lawyers, public relations consultants, and media consultants to comprehensively deal with all aspects of complex criminal matters. We assist corporations and individuals in minimizing their exposure to potential penalties.