Anti-Corruption & Rule of Law Bribery and Corruption in the digital age. How are bribery and corruption perpetrators adapting to and exploiting new technologies?

Friday, April 26
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The Digital Age, otherwise known as the Information Age is the present era where everything is dependent on the widespread use of the Internet, and the ability to transfer information freely and quickly. Whilst the development of virtual data, digitalisation, software development, web design, cloud computing and artificial intelligence have brought about a more productive and progressive society, the same technologies also present new opportunities for wilfully abuse of power, including enabling fraud and corruption.

The panel will discuss bribery and corruption incidences, governance, risks as well as safeguards that can be put in place to ensure that we are not exposed to such illicit and often difficult to detect abuses and exploitation of new technologies.



Lim Koon Huan

Koon Huan is an experienced commercial litigator focussing on conventional and Islamic banking and finance disputes, insolvency, shareholders, corporate and civil disputes, acting for clients in various industries across multiple jurisdictions.

She also specialises in anti-corruption compliance work, in particular crafting and review of policies to manage risks associated with bribery & corruption, advising and guiding corporations on a holistic anti-bribery management system and also training for board members and all levels of personnel.

Her practice also encompasses fraud & compliance related investigations and fraud & asset recovery disputes.



Nimi Aviad

Nimi Aviad is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Los Angeles office, where he is a member of the White Collar Crime and Regulatory Enforcement Group and of the firm's Investigations Group.

Nimi's practice focuses on representing and counseling corporate and individual clients in white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement actions, grand jury investigations, internal corporate investigations, and in related complex civil litigation matters.

Nimi has represented individuals and corporations in the course of investigations and enforcement actions by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), state attorneys' general, and local California district attorneys, among other domestic and international enforcement bodies and regulators.

Nimi has represented clients in high-profile, high-stakes matters involving a wide range of business offenses, including public corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, market manipulation and other securities fraud, accounting fraud, procurement fraud, insider trading, and fraud relating to residential mortgage-backed securities. Nimi’s internal investigation work emphasizes FCPA and Anti-Money Laundering issues; he has tried cases in Federal and state courts, and investigated alleged misconduct throughout the United States, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Nimi also has experience in handling federal and state government regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions targeting entities and individuals that invest in and incorporate blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and other digital assets into their businesses.



Yap Yeong Hui

Yeong Hui is a Partner at the firm Chooi & Company and specialises in employment matters and issues related to fraud, financial crime and investigations.

Yeong Hui has led investigations into suspected corruption committed by employees for companies in a multitude of industries. He then assists in devising internal procedures to reduce the risk of future incidents and advising on internal disciplinary proceedings involving the employees suspected of corruption.

Additionally, he provides advice and guidance to clients who are investigated by the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission and advise various clients on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act (MACC Act) and potential corruption offences.

Yeong Hui also has experience reviewing the anti-corruption systems of companies, including assisting with the companies’ corruption risks assessments. He regularly reviews anti-corruption policies of clients in numerous sectors, including to meet the requirements so that companies can raise the defence of having adequate procedures. He is often sought after to conduct trainings on anti-corruption laws for clients, including training regarding corporate liability.



Edwin Morrison

As Managing Director for K3 Legal in New Zealand and Hong Kong, Edwin has over 20 years legal experience across complex commercial litigation, acting for both private and public clients. Elements involved are sometimes administrative, and increasingly involve forensic experts.



Tao Tao

Tao Tao is currently with Beijing Globe-Law Lawfirm as a counsel Lawyer, also a member of Criminal Profession Committee of All China Lawyers Association (ACLA).

Tao Tao’s practice focuses on domestic and foreign criminal defense, corporate compliance and cross-border dispute resolution. Tao Tao has compound academic backgrounds in Education, Applied Linguistics, Business Administration and Criminal Law. Before entering law practice, She is a former editor, producer and host in National News Agency.

The multi-professional background gives Tao Tao a different perspective in the field of criminal defense. She has successfully defended many cases of commercial crimes and duty-related crimes, including verdicts of not guilty, mitigation and exempted from prosecution.

In addition to the field of criminal defense, Tao Tao has represented private enterprises and listed companies, helping them to develop corporate criminal compliance systems, criminal risks prevention and corporate compliance training. She has published several academic papers on criminal law in national law journals.