Eversheds Harry Elias appoints partner in Litigation and Dispute Management practice

Eversheds Harry Elias appoints partner in Litigation and Dispute Management practice
13 Jan 2020

13 January 2020 – Singapore – Eversheds Harry Elias has announced the appointment of Tan Weiyi as a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Management practice.

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Weiyi specialises in advising clients on internal and regulatory investigations, with a particular focus on investigations arising as a result of allegations of corruption, financial fraud and other white-collar crimes. 

She has advised American, European, UK And Singapore-based organisations on a range of issues including allegations of corruption, forex offences, corporate governance issues and accounting irregularities together with investigations by various regulators including the US Department of Justice, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Competition Commission of Singapore.

Prior to joining Eversheds Harry Elias, Weiyi worked with another leading international firm. She  recently completed an assignment as an extern with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. During her time at the IMF, Weiyi advised on guidelines to assist member countries in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

Philip Fong, Managing Partner, Eversheds Harry Elias commented:

‘Weiyi’s appointment is an important step for our disputes practice. It reinforces our reputation as one of the leading disputes practices in Singapore and Southeast Asia. In particular, it provides further resources for our market leading regulatory and investigations team.

The timing of Weiyi’s appointment is significant. Singapore has a reputation as one of the least corrupt jurisdictions in Asia. That said, the scope of internal and regulatory investigations is increasingly cross-border and multijurisdictional. As the regional hub in Southeast Asia, it is important that Singapore has experienced partners and teams to work with our global investigations team.’ 

The timing of Weiyi’s appointment is significant. Singapore has a reputation as one of the least corrupt jurisdictions in Asia. That said, the scope of internal and regulatory investigations is increasingly cross-border and multijurisdictional. As the regional hub in Southeast Asia, it is important that Singapore has experienced partners and teams to work with our global investigations team.’ 

Stephen Kitts, Managing Partner, Asia, Eversheds Sutherland added:

‘I join Philip in welcoming Weiyi to the Asia team. 

The number of investigations that follow allegations by whistle blowers or enquiries from regulators is increasing year on year. Weiyi has significant experience in advising on complex, cross-border investigations and her skills will be in high demand.

Weiyi’s appointment also coincides with announcements of other strategic appointments to the Asia disputes practice. In late 2019, Shaun Leong was promoted to partner in the Singapore arbitration team. In Hong Kong we have just announced the appointment of Mark Hughes, a senior litigator, and Wesley Pang, who will lead the Greater China arbitration practice.’

For more information, please contact our Business Development Manager, Ricky Soetikno at rickysoetikno@eversheds-harryelias.com