Samuel Sharpe

Director | Duane Morris & Selvam | 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.

Tony Tan

Head, Standards and Advocacy Division| CFA Institute | View Bio

Tony TAN is Head of the Standards and Advocacy division in CFA Institute for the Asia Pacific region. He is responsible for leading CFA Institute efforts in advocacy, policy development, and regulatory outreach.

Tony has worked over 20 years in the international financial markets. During that period, he was involved in financing projects in the oil and gas industry, advised central banks and developmental financial institutions on risk management issues, and ran a global capital markets trading operation.

Prior to joining CFA Institute, he had an adjunct role with INSEAD, Singapore Management University, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and taught in the areas of ethics and corporate governance. He was also an active volunteer with CFA Institute as a member of their Capital Markets Policy Council.

Tony received his doctorate from the University of Western Australia. Additionally, he holds a Master of Research degree from the same university and a Master of Science in Financial Economics degree from the University of London. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Owen Hawkes

Partner | KPMG | View Bio

Owen is a partner in KPMG’s Forensic practice with more than twelve years of regulatory investigation and risk management experience. He has a legal background, having practiced as a barrister from 1999 until joining KPMG in 2007, six years of which was spent as an investigating lawyer for the British Government’s Serious Fraud Office – the United Kingdom’s lead agency on financial crime and international corruption. At KPMG, Owen has undertaken a variety of fraud and regulatory risk management engagements assisting clients with assessing and upgrading their organizational readiness and fraud and regulatory risk controls.

At KPMG, he has been involved in numerous fraud and corruption investigation engagements, in particular in the financial and services sectors. At the Serious Fraud Office, Owen worked on cases covering over 20,000 victims and over GBP100m of fraud, market abuse or corruption and appeared in court both on behalf of the Crown as an advocate and as a witness.

Owen has extensive professional training experience having worked with the Singapore Police Force’s School of Criminal Investigation to develop and deliver a tailored curriculum focused on forensic accounting, aimed to equip its white collar crime investigation officers from the Commercial Affairs Department and Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau in dealing with increasingly sophisticated and complex financial crime. He has also worked closely with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and corporations in Singapore and the UK.