In this final part of a three part series on gifts and hospitality in the context of anti-bribery and corruption compliance, Wilson Ang, Singapore Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright discusses the broader issues surrounding this topical matter. Wilson shares his expertise and insights on the challenges that companies face in complying with anti-corruption laws, and strategies for compliance professionals to overcome and mitigate the risks and pitfalls.
Wilson Ang is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Singapore. He heads up the Singapore regulatory compliance and investigations practice.
He focuses on advising corporations on business ethics and anti-corruption compliance programs, conducting anti-corruption due diligence reviews and handling internal investigations involving bribery, fraud, economic sanctions, money-laundering/terrorist-financing issues and other financial services regulatory violations in the Asia Pacific region. Wilson also has considerable experience acting on international arbitrations of high value and complex commercial disputes involving multi-jurisdictional issues.
Wilson qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore, was admitted to the Solicitors’ Roll of England and Wales and qualified as a Solicitor in Hong Kong. He became a Solicitor-Advocate and was awarded higher rights of audience in England and Wales. Wilson has significant experience advising leading energy and life sciences companies, major financial/banking institutions, as well as multinational corporations and Asian conglomerates.
Wilson was mentioned in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011 as providing “niche capabilities on high-end inter-jurisdictional fraud cases,” and awarded the title of “2011 Anti-Corruption Lawyer of the Year in Singapore” byCorporate INTL Magazine. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 referred to the dispute resolution team as having “developed a significant practice in internal fraud investigation and corruption related matters” while its 2013 edition highlighted our “experience in handling financial institutions and compliance issues”. Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2013 stated that “Wilson Ang covers disputes involving financial institutions and is well known for his capabilities in business ethics, and regulatory compliance and anti-corruption matters”. Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 highlights our “specialist expertise in handling anti-corruption, energy, financial and transport issues”.
Wilson is a frequent speaker and author of various publications on business ethics and anti-corruption and other compliance and investigations-related matters. He works alongside the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Bar Association (IBA) to engage local practitioners and enforcement agencies in various ASEAN countries in anti-corruption and anti-money laundering capacity-building efforts.