William McGovern Addresses Latest Asia-U.S. Anti-Corruption Developments at IWCCS 2021

November 30, 2021

As anti-corruption and white collar crime enforcement takes on an increasingly globalized scope, what are evolving risks, initiatives and laws destined to shape the landscape in 2022? Kobre & Kim’s William McGovern shared his perspective as part of the International White Collar Crime Symposium’s 2021 event in New York City on November 30.

Speaking alongside fellow enforcement-focused lawyers whose collective global expertise included Argentina, Czech Republic, Brazil and France, Mr. McGovern touched on the latest developments coming out of New York and Asia-Pacific. In particular, he commented on recent speeches given by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco as well as U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler and how they both point to a heightened U.S. focus on money laundering, sanctions, cyber-hacking fraud and digital currency investigations. Additionally, Mr. McGovern pointed to white collar related legislation emanating from the Congressional Caucus on Foreign Corruption and Kleptocracy as it particularly related to abuse of INTERPOL regulations.

On the Asia-Pacific side, Mr. McGovern unpacked a number of topics including how recent data security and personal information laws in the People’s Republic of China will complicate global investigations, as well as the global implications of South Korea’s new focus on corruption by high-ranking government officials.

Mr. McGovern was joined by Maximiliano D’Auro of Beccar Varela; Jitka Logesova of Wolf Theiss; Leopoldo Pagotto of Freitas Leite Advogados and Sophie Scemla of Gide Loyrette Nouel. Daniel Kahn of Davis, Polk & Wardwell moderated the panel discussion.

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