Paul Hastings adds pivotal Asia partner

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Shaun Wu

Paul Hastings has appointed Shaun Wu as a partner to lead the firm’s investigations and white-collar defence and international litigation practices for Greater China.

Wu, who will be based in Hong Kong, is an accomplished investigations and litigation partner specializing in corporate investigations, anti-corruption compliance and white-collar defence. He has more than a decade of expertise advising corporate clients in China and across the Asia-Pacific.

Wu represents multinationals in investigations and compliance reviews involving China, with a focus on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), bribery, corruption, fraud, misconduct and other enforcement matters.

He has also served as the compliance monitor and investigator to various corporations debarred by the World Bank for fraudulent practices, assessing and monitoring the implementation of their compliance policies.

Wu has acted in cross-border disputes involving governments, state-owned enterprises, multinationals and financial institutions in the US, UK, Asia and offshore court litigation, as well as international arbitration.

Wu’s arrival follows the firm’s recent hires to strengthen the global Investigations and white-collar defence practice, including Nicola Bonucci, former director for legal affairs for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Jonathan Drimmer, former deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer at Barrick Gold, Matt Herrington and Tom Best from Steptoe & Johnson, and Peter Axelrod, the former US Department of Justice (DOJ) attache for France and Monaco.

The firm also has senior defence lawyers and former enforcement attorneys from both the DOJ and Securities and Exchange Commission, and has played key roles in groundbreaking FCPA settlements in the past decade.