Companies in Hong Kong often are at the forefront of the global economy, and many operate in multiple jurisdictions. Our Hong Kong office provides the practical advice companies need to navigate and resolve potentially thorny international issues. Steptoe's Hong Kong-based lawyers are part of our expanding disputes, cross-border investigations, compliance and enforcement practices in Asia. Our newly opened Hong Kong office joins our Beijing office as part of our globally-recognized Asia practice.
We assist clients with regulatory compliance and white collar defense of international laws, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act; US Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations; US Export Control Reform Act, US Export Administration Regulations, and US antiboycott laws; US Office of Foreign Assets Control economic sanctions; and anti-money laundering.
Our team in Hong Kong bring decades of experience in international economic sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption compliance, data privacy, and corporate governance matters. We provide advice on complex cross-border deals relating to financial crimes compliance issues arising from investments in sanctioned countries. When companies need assistance on matters stemming from mergers and acquisitions activity throughout Asia Pacific, our experience is unparalleled.
In our disputes practice, we assist clients involved in a variety of controversies and disputes, including litigation in US and UK courts, international arbitration and commercial mediation. Our approach is to provide practical, client-focused advice, strategizing settlements when appropriate.
We represent companies globally from a broad range of industries, including financial institutions, investment funds, insurance, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, logistics, energy, defense, aerospace, engineering and design, telecommunications, Internet, e-commerce, entertainment, gaming, and consumer goods. Our multi-jurisdictional representation considers local, regional, and international laws.
Susan Munro is head of Steptoe's Beijing office. She has advised financial institutions, multinational companies and investment funds on regulatory and investment matters for more than 20 years. She...