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Asia Pacific – White & Case Expands White Collar Practice.

7 May, 2013

 

White & Case LLP is establishing a white collar practice in Asia to capitalize on opportunities and meet the needs of clients in the region. The practice will be led by Tom Benedict who relocates from the Firm’s Los Angeles office to Singapore. 

 

"Tom has been working closely with clients in Asia on internal corporate investigations and compliance matters, so this is a natural move for the Firm and Tom,” said White & Case Global White Collar Practice Leader Darryl Lew. “His full-time presence and experience advising US and foreign multinational companies on criminal, regulatory and complex civil disputes, including matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, means that Tom will be an asset to clients based in the region.”  

 

Tom is experienced in matters concerning anti-corruption law, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  He provides a broad range of services in the anti-corruption context, including creating and assessing compliance and training programs, undertaking risk audits and assessments, conducting internal investigations and evaluating anti-corruption due diligence and compliance in relation to investments and mergers and acquisitions. Tom is also an experienced complex commercial litigator who has conducted multiple trials and arbitrations and has represented clients in diverse industries all over the world.

 

“Over the past several years we have seen clients with operations in China facing increasing scrutiny in relation to FCPA and other anti-corruption laws,” said Alex Zhang, the head of White & Case’s China M&A Practice. “We are therefore delighted to have Tom based in Asia to provide clients with the on-the-ground specialist advice they require.”

 

“Tom’s presence in Asia reflects White & Case’s commitment to building out our disputes capabilities in the region and providing strong support for our clients. His experience complements our region’s strong corporate and international arbitration practices,” said White & Case Asia Head, Barrye Wall.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Quinton Tse, White & Case
qtse@whitecase.com

 

 

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