Singapore, 28 March 2022: Global law firm Clyde & Co continues to expand its Regulatory & Investigations offering with the Partner hire of Weiyi Tan in Singapore.
Weiyi is a corporate investigations and regulatory compliance specialist and will further boost the firm’s Global Regulatory & Investigations practice and form an integral part of the Global Sanctions team. She advises clients on investigations into corruption, money laundering, employee misconduct, fraud, and other white-collar offences, and assists with the response to enforcement and regulatory authorities in the context of government investigations.
Weiyi has experience dealing with the Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, the Commercial Affairs Department, the Competition Commission of Singapore, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She has handled matters involving investigations by the US Department of Justice, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, and Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission, KPK.
She also represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings and has been appointed to the panels of the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. She is qualified in Singapore, England and Wales and the State of New York.
Weiyi joins Clyde & Co’s Singapore office from Harry Elias LLP, formerly Eversheds Harry Elias LLP, and has previously been a Partner at Baker McKenzie.
Commenting on Weiyi’s appointment, Co-chair of the Global Regulatory & Investigations practice John Whittaker, says: “Businesses are having to face an increased regulatory burden across the sectors and geographies in which they operate. Weiyi’s hire will enable us to develop our leading position in the regulatory space and to continue supporting our clients as they get to grips with this shifting regulatory landscape.”
Weiyi Tan comments: “I am excited to join a firm with a global regulatory & investigations and sanctions offering. The firm’s platform will enable me to serve client needs and build a strong practice out of Singapore, servicing the Asia Pacific region.”
Leon Alexander, Partner, Singapore adds: “Our clients operate in highly regulated markets across a number of sectors and Weiyi’s appointment further enhances Clyde & Co’s capacity to assist clients across the Asia Pacific region with navigating the increasingly complex regulatory landscape.”
Weiyi serves as President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) Singapore Chapter and regularly speaks at the ACFE’s Global and APAC Fraud Conferences. She is also a Certified Privacy Manager with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In 2021, she was nominated for “Lawyer of the Year – White Collar Crime” at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards. Clients have commented that Weiyi “stands out for her knowledge and experience in compliance-related matters” (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide 2021).
Clyde & Co’s global Regulatory & Investigations practice supports clients to comply with evolving regulatory change and to manage the risks associated with fraud, bribery and corruption. The group helps clients build resilience against increasingly complex regulation, both locally and internationally, often involving cross-border and multi-jurisdictional support. It has the experience and knowledge to bolster compliance in established regulatory frameworks, and the capability to provide rapid, detailed responses to new regulations and legal requirements.