Investigator's Guide to Singapore

Investigator's Guide to Singapore

Investigator's Guide to Singapore
GIR takes an inside-out look at the reality of doing investigations in Singapore, as well as the government’s efforts to step up enforcement.

Investigator's Guide to Singapore

Investigator's Guide to Singapore

GIR takes an inside-out look at the reality of doing investigations in Singapore, as well as the government’s efforts to step up enforcement.

Highlights

New York hospitality company in hot water in Asia over trade practices

PAR Technology, which provides service solutions to the hospitality industry, said it expects to face penalties from a Singaporean authority over potential violations of customs laws.

Singapore’s privilege system clarified by High Court ruling

A Singaporean ruling on a lawyer’s unsuccessful bid to protect data on his electronic devices will become “the first port of call” for privilege disputes in the city-state.

Singapore’s financial regulator speeds up investigations

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has reduced the amount of time it takes to investigate potential misconduct.

Brazilian agency suspends anti-corruption investigation against Keppel

Brazil’s CGU has halted its administrative enforcement procedure against five subsidiaries of Singaporean infrastructure company Keppel Corporation.

Singapore jails North Korean middleman over sanctions-busting scheme

A North Korean national has been convicted and sentenced to prison in Singapore for helping two companies violate UN sanctions on his home country.

Tech company faces sanctions scrutiny

Singapore-based technology company Flex said it expects to report the results of an internal investigation to the US sanctions enforcer in early 2021.

Brazil indicts former SembCorp executives for corruption

Brazilian prosecutors have charged two former executives of a Singaporean rig construction company as part of a sprawling bribery investigation.

Cryptocurrency researcher accused of teaching North Korea to evade US sanctions

US authorities have arrested a cryptocurrency researcher who travelled to North Korea to deliver a lecture on how digital currencies could be used to evade US sanctions.

Former Keppel lawyer avoids prison

A former in-house lawyer for Keppel Offshore, who has been described as the company’s “sacrificial lamb”, was sentenced to probation by a Brooklyn federal court for his part in a bribery scheme.

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