Professor Simon N.M. Young is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong and a practicing barrister at Parkside Chambers. Previously he was counsel in the Crown Law Office-Criminal of the Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario, where he authored the province’s first proceeds of crime manual for prosecutors and police. In 2014 he was junior counsel to Hong Kong’s Director of Public Prosecutions in two major money laundering cases argued in Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal. He has been a consultant to Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption and was responsible for running the Department of Justice Prosecutions Division’ continuing legal education programme from 2011 to 2014. His edited book, Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Property (Edward Elgar 2009) and article, “Why Civil Actions Against Corruption?” (2009) 16 J Fin Crime 144 are cited often by courts, practitioners and scholars. He has taught courses on money laundering, corruption, white collar crime and asset recovery at the University of Hong Kong, the University of Macau and in the Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law. He currently serves as co-editor-in-chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law (Brill).
Professor Simon Young
Director & Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations Practice Group | Duane Morris & Selvam LLP | View Bio
Mr Sharpe is a Director and head of the Corporate Crime and Investigations Practice Group of Duane Morris & Selvam LLP in Asia and is also a member of the firm’s dispute resolution department. Mr Sharpe advises clients on corporate crime investigation and compliance and commercial dispute resolution. Mr Sharpe is also an experienced arbitration practitioner in Singapore and has advised on a number of high profile international arbitrations for clients in the construction, energy, insurance and hospitality sectors among others. Mr Sharpe is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a solicitor in England and Wales.
Areas of Practice
- Corporate Criminal Defence (anti-bribery investigation and compliance)
- International Arbitration
- Litigation in Singapore and England and Wales
- General commercial dispute resolution
Katy Wong started her career with KPMG in 1996 and joined the Forensic practice in 2001. She is currently the Head of Fraud Risk Management services of KPMG China, and also the lead Forensic partner for Fraud Prevention and Investigation services across Hong Kong and Southern China. Katy has extensive experience in leading financial fraud investigations in misstatement of financial accounts, bribery and corruption for financial institutions, private sectors and listed multinationals across a variety of industries and jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific. Her experience spans across a number of forensic areas, including investigations of allegations involving bribery and corruption, regulatory violations, earnings manipulation, employee fraud and misconduct, and designing and establishing anti-fraud policies and controls.
Calvin Ho started his career with KPMG Sydney and is now a manager in the Hong Kong Forensic practice. He has over 6 years of professional experience working on a range of engagements with financial services clients in forensic, audit and advisory teams across Australia and Greater China. He has participated in a wide range of forensic engagements including fraud and misconduct investigations, anti-bribery and corruption investigations and regulatory compliance reviews related to the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.