Trouble in Paradise: Anti-Corruption Investigations, Enforcement and Developments in the Philippines

Journalist and historian Philip Bowring has described the Philippines as a jigsaw state: a country of fractured geography and complex identity. Something similar may be said of its anti-corruption landscape. The Philippines’ economic growth brings the potential for social development and foreign investment, with the U.S. emerging as a key economic and security partner. At the same time, corruption has hindered its economic and social progress. In a guest article, Hogan Lovells partner Nick Williams, along with counsel Khushaal Ved and senior associate Han Liang Lie, as well as Deloitte Philippines forensic leader Neal Ysart, discuss how nuance, local compliance, commercial know-how and experience with the local regulatory developments will be the maps for this maze. See “In the Crosshairs or at a Crossroads? Indonesia’s Anti-Corruption Inflection Point” (Nov. 8, 2023).

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