Samuel R. Sharpe is an international commercial and disputes lawyer qualified to practice Singapore and English law. With 20 years of experience in Asia, Mr. Sharpe advises clients in Singapore and the region on a range of commercial issues including corporate, employment, compliance and disputes matters (including mediation, international arbitration and litigation in Singapore). Mr. Sharpe is also an experienced white collar criminal defence lawyer and is head of the firm’s Corporate Crime Investigations Practice Group.
Mr. Sharpe advises clients in a wide range of industry sectors, with a focus on international trade, medical device and pharma, construction and engineering, oil and gas, infrastructure, and insurance and reinsurance.
Mr. Sharpe represents a number of multinational corporations in respect corporate, compliance and dispute resolution matters arising out of their business across the Asia Pacific, including world leading medical device and pharma companies.
Mr. Sharpe is regarded as a Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution in Singapore by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018. His extensive experience includes advising clients in complex cross border proceedings before major arbitration institutions including the SIAC, ICC, LCIA and ICSID, as well as before the Singapore and English High Courts. Mr. Sharpe has advised on disputes arising from major infrastructure projects in the ASEAN region, the design and construction of landmark buildings, defective design and construction of offshore vessels, complex employment disputes, as well as advising on claims under Construction All Risk, Property All Risk, Professional Indemnity and D&O insurance policies.
Mr. Sharpe’s white collar criminal defence practice focuses on anti-money laundering, anti-fraud, and anti-bribery investigations and compliance (including relating to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act, as well as local anti-bribery legislation). In particular, he has represented publicly-traded companies, including UK and US listed companies based in Asia (that are subject to the jurisdiction of the US and UK authorities) as well as investigations conducted by the Singapore authorities (including the MAS, CAD and MOM). He is very familiar with investigations in or concerning countries both in ASEAN and the wider Asia Pacific region. Mr. Sharpe is a member of the Singapore Law Society’s Criminal Practice Committee.
Mr. Sharpe is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a solicitor in England and Wales. He leads the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore (BritCham) Financial & FinTech Services Business Group's Regulation Tech Sub-Committee.
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