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Investigations & Enforcement in Asia-Pacific

December 4 - 6, 2022 Sentosa Island, Singapore
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The Steering Committee welcomes a select group of 44 preeminent private practice lawyers, in-house litigators and financial crime experts, who deal with enforcement matters in the Asia-Pacific region. The Forum is a rare opportunity to meet with leading peers and develop practical solutions to pressing situations.

Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group identifies trends and developments in their varied jurisdictions for meaningful dialogue on the most interesting and provocative issues of the day.

2022 Steering Committee

This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.

Committee Members

  • Edward Y. Kim Krieger Kim & Lewin LLP New York, United States
  • Joon H. Kim Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP New York, United States
  • K. Lesli Ligorner Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Beijing, China
  • Dennis Miralis Nyman Gibson Miralis Sydney, Australia
  • Vasu B. Muthyala Clifford Chance Singapore
  • Lakshmi Nadarajah Christopher & Lee Ong Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Career summary

    I qualified as a barrister in the U.K., and I have been in private practice and served as general counsel in Malaysia and Australia over the past 28 years.


    My focus is to critically assess competing interests, the client’s requirements, the available information and to consistently reach satisfactory outcomes, both commercially and professionally. I provide objective and pragmatic advice, including in difficult situations knowing what it means to the bottom line.




    Of Counsel, Christopher & Lee Ong, Kuala Lumpur          June 2018 –June 2019


    I was a Principal Consultant to Petroliam Nasional Berhador PETRONAS, Malaysia’s fully integrated petroleum corporation, when PETRONAS established a newly created Legal Compliance Division.


    I provided legal and commercial expertise and led a senior team to evaluate PETRONAS’ legal compliance framework and establish potential areas of operational risk, and to then re-design processes and policies to ensure higher resilience in business-critical areas.


    Ethics and integrity is a critical part of the legal compliance framework, and I provided specialist legal advice to achieve business outcomes and recommendations for improvements in line with generally accepted international best practices and standards.


    General Counsel, Astro All Asia Networks plc          October 2005 –March 2017

    & ASTRO Overseas Limited, Kuala Lumpur


    ASTRO is Malaysia’s leading direct-to-consumer media and entertainment company.


    My primary responsibility was to protect the organisation’s reputation, and provide legal counsel to both the Board and ASTRO’s senior executives on the management of real and potential risks. As a member of the senior team,I had oversight of all legal matters for ASTRO’s businesses worldwide.I also served as Company Secretary and led the Regulatory and Government Relations Division for several years.


    I led teams that supported ASTRO’s businesses on matters ranging from management of key IP assets, acquisitions and divestments, corporate governance, to dispute resolution. Amongst others, I developed a strategy and protocol to analyse and address complex and potentially high-risk regulatory inquiries and related proceedings, and to effectively remediate compliance weaknesses.


    Partner / Solicitor, Rashid & Lee, Kuala Lumpur          February 1992 –August 2005

    & Middletons, Melbourne (now part of K&L Gates LLP)


    My practice covered a wide range of corporate commercial matters, both advisory as well as transactional. This included:


    • Infrastructure: Major international and domestic infrastructure projects.
    • IT & Privacy: IT transformational projects, and implementation of privacy and data protection programs.
    • Corporate commercial: Corporate exercises and workouts for financially distressed companies, and commercial property.


    Education/ Professional Qualifications

    Professional Qualifications:

    Admitted to:

    • The Victorian Bar and the High Court of Australia
    • Malaysian Bar
    • The Bar of England & Wales



    • LLM, London School of Economics, University of London, U.K.
    • LLB (Hons.), King’s College London, University of London, U.K.


    Membership of Professional Associations:

    • Vice-Chair, Corporate Counsel Committee, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association or IPBA.
  • Gagan Puri Alvarez & Marsal New Delhi, India
  • Martin Rogers Davis Polk & Wardwell Hong Kong, China
  • Philip Rohlik Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Shanghai, China

Forum Director

  • Kristina K. Govan Senior Forum Director Cambridge Forums Toronto, Canada [email protected] M: +1 416 818 3724

    Kristina is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is accredited as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a globally recognized badge of excellence in the meeting and event industry. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Kristina worked for the Toronto International Film Festival where she successfully planned and hosted events for high-level donors, corporate clients and film stars. Outside the office, Kristina is passionate about learning new things, being outdoors, trying new cuisines and exploring the world one country at a time.

CONNECT. ENGAGE. EXCEL. This is a different event, unlike any you've attended

Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is the premiere gathering for distinguished leaders who deal with enforcement matters in Asia-Pacific.


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+1 416 818 3724


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