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Webinar – Key Challenges & Legal Impacts of Internal Investigation

Date:    15 July 2021, Thursday
Time:    2:30pm - 3:30pm

As fraudsters use increasingly sophisticated schemes to misappropriate assets, most organisations are still using conventional methods as their primary tool for fraud detection. With fraud cases on the rise due to increasing digital commerce activities, detecting fraud can be a challenge for the average compliance personnel. Regardless the role you play in an internal investigation, immediate steps have to be in place to safeguard your business to minimise the risk of financial, legal or reputational loss. However, corporates are often daunted at the thought of conducting an internal investigation, as a mishandled situation can result in significant damages. Navigating the legal landmines is also tricky and can upset an investigation if not carefully managed. In this webinar, you will learn more about the key challenges of conducting an internal investigation, the legal implications and options for an organisation.

Topics to be addressed:

  • Red flags that may trigger an internal investigation
  • Safeguarding your company and assets – what to do if you suspect misconduct?
  • Knowing your legal rights and obligations, and potential litigation issues
  • Case studies of various internal investigations

Free Admission for Clients/ Business Associates; $80 per pax for Public

CPE Hours
1 hour

Contact Information
Marketing & Communications
6534 5700

Welcome & Housekeeping
Internal Investigation by Maria Teo
Legal Impacts & Challenges

Speaker Profiles

Christopher Woo
Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC

Christopher Woo’s areas of practice include intellectual property law, tax, dispute resolution, corporate insolvency and general corporate matters. He assists clients on branding strategies and provides advisory support to a diverse range of clients. He also manages trademark portfolios for clients around the world. Apart from intellectual property matters, Christopher is also active in dispute resolution matters, mainly in relation to commercial disputes and corporate insolvency cases.

Before starting legal practice, Christopher worked at the then Inland Revenue Department, now the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, where he gained valuable working knowledge of tax administration and practices in Singapore.  Since leaving IRD, he continues to advise clients on tax matters, including tax investigations by IRAS. In addition to advising and representing clients on tax investigations and disputes with IRAS, he has also advised large multi-national corporations on tax matters and tax structures.

Maria Teo
Associate Director, Forensic & Litigation Support Services
Nexia TS

Maria has more than ten years of experience in assurance, compliance and other advisory work. She now specialises in data governance implementation and compliance, over areas such as GDPR and PDPA.

Her clients include listed companies, multinational companies and statutory boards and cover statutory audits and other certification exercises. Her industry experience consists of manufacturing, shipping, trading and retail and she also has experience in initial public offering exercises, financial due diligence and forensic accounting engagements.

Maria has also been involved in technical and quality control work, specialising in training development and administration. She has developed and conducted training on topics such as audit methodology, quality control, technical software and soft skills.

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