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Overview of cross-border compliance issues on Anti-Money Laundering Laws in Asia

Protecting your company against money laundering risk is a significant challenge faced by many managers and legal teams around the globe and across all industries. The impact of the pandemic and emerging domestic and international conflicts has only amplified this risk.  
In Asia, governments, regulators and enforcement authorities have sought to combat the risk through strengthening anti-money laundering (AML) standards and reporting obligations placed on companies. The result is a patchwork of AML obligations across the region, with companies working hard to meet the required standards and most importantly minimise the risk of becoming a victim of money laundering.

As the member firm of Baker McKenzie International in Malaysia, we would like to invite you to join our webinar on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 as Baker McKenzie partners across various key jurisdictions provide an overview on the latest developments and trends impacting the AML landscape in Asia. Speakers from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore will share updates on cross-border AML issues being faced across the region and their insights on managing this risk through compliance efforts. The speakers will work through a case study on the topic to help highlight the practical implications of the AML issues canvassed.

To join, please click the register button below. Upon registration, you will receive details on how to access the webinar.


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We welcome your participation in these discussions by sending us any questions you would like us to address during the session. You may send your questions through the registration link.

If you have any queries on the registration process or the program, please reach out to the key contacts.

Best regards,
Wong & Partners team

Celeste Ang is a principal in Baker McKenzie's Singapore office. Celeste Ang’s practice encompasses corporate litigation and arbitration, both domestic and cross-border. She also has significant experience advising clients on compliance and regulatory issues in the context of investigations, and on a wide range of employment and employment-related issues. Celeste is ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific in the areas of litigation and employment and by Chambers Global in the area of litigation. She is described as "very smart, very innovative - a good example of someone who thinks outside the box" and "very technically competent, very thorough and very responsive" by clients.


Bryan Ng is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm's Dispute Resolution Group. He has written articles and delivered trainings and seminars on topical issues including regulatory enforcement matters. Mr. Ng’s practice focuses on disputes related to financial services, regulatory investigations, commercial disputes, and insolvency-related matters. He advises and represents clients from the financial industry in regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. Mr. Ng also represents clients in arbitration and court proceedings, including shareholders' disputes and judicial review.


Eddie Chuah is a partner with the Dispute Resolution Practice Group, with more than eight years of experience in all aspects of civil litigation, arbitration, industrial relations disputes and compliance. Mr. Chuah has undertaken a wide variety of briefs involving substantive law issues ranging from complex commercial transactions, insolvency litigation, shareholder disputes, construction, employment and administrative law. He also focuses on compliance issues, in particular, anti-corruption investigation, government procurement, audit and prevention.


Brian Manuel is an Associate Partner in Baker McKenzie Jakarta office.


Christine is a special counsel in the Hong Kong disputes practice, specialising in corporate crime and investigations. She has over 10 years' experience in all forms of contentious work, including cross-border investigations and litigation, as well as other corruption-related matters. She has acted for clients in disputes with regulators and other parties, both through litigation and different forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation and complex negotiations. She previously worked for another top international firm in its offices in both Hong Kong and Australia.

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