Anti-Bribery & Corruption: 2022 APAC Region Update

Anti-Bribery & Corruption: 2022 APAC Region Update

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 | 10:00 AM ET (3:00 PM GMT)

During this session hear from Wendy Wysong, Managing Partner, Steptoe & Johnson HK LLP, TRACE’s Designated Partner Firm in Hong Kong as she provides an overview of the current state of anti-corruption law and enforcement in key countries in the Asia Pacific including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Malaysia. Sharing recent updates to anti-corruption regulation in each country, Wendy will also address corporate enforcement actions in the region from the past year, including compliance takeaways from key cases. An added benefit of this session, Wendy will also briefly discuss the top areas of anti-corruption risk exposure for global MNCs operating in the region as well as recommendations for how to effectively address these issues as part of your compliance program and on-the-ground business operations.


Wendy Wysong

Managing Partner
Steptoe & Johnson HK LLP, TRACE Partner Firm, Hong Kong

Wendy Wysong focuses her practice on regulatory compliance and white-collar defense of international laws, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), US sanctions laws and regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and US anti-boycott laws, as well as government fraud and public corruption. She represents clients throughout the United States and Asia in the logistics, defense, aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications, gaming, consumer goods, and energy sectors. Wendy is the managing partner of Steptoe's Hong Kong office and co-chair of the firm's Investigations and White-Collar Defense group. 


Ranked as a Band 1 practitioner by Chambers in its Asia Pacific and Global guides, clients report that Wendy is "at the top of her game technically" and "brilliant at bringing to bear a global picture of how regulators react." One insider noted that "she is the most experienced white-collar export lawyer that I know." Additionally, Global Investigations Review named her as one of the 100 remarkable women operating in the field of investigations around the world.


Her notable experience includes leading an international team that represented a Chinese telecommunications company charged with violating US export controls and sanctions, and securing the first ever "Temporary General License" enabling the company to stay in business during the multi-agency investigation.


As a former Assistant US Attorney in Washington and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement in the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), Wendy offers clients a unique combination of experience and insight as both a prosecutor and regulator before courts and agencies.


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