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Janice Goh

Janice Goh

Counsel, Clifford Chance Asia*

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Counsel, Clifford Chance Asia*
Janice Goh

* Clifford Chance Asia is a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore between Clifford Chance Pte Ltd and Cavenagh Law LLP

Janice Goh is a Counsel in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice in Singapore. She specialises in commercial dispute resolution with particular emphasis on contentious financial services regulatory advice, investigations and enforcement and white collar crime including market misconduct and anti-bribery. Janice has advised on some of the most complex and high-profile cross-jurisdictional regulatory investigations in recent years, including the LIBOR/FX benchmark investigations and anti-money laundering investigations in relation to the 1MDB scandal.

Janice also advises regularly on employment law, and is particularly experienced in dealing with employment issues in the context of disciplinary proceedings in relation to investigations.

Janice has been recognised as a "Next Generation Lawyer" by The Legal500 Asia Pacific in the category of Financial Services Regulatory. She has also been recognised in the Singapore Business Review as one of "Singapore's most influential lawyers aged 40 and under".

Janice practised in Hong Kong with Clifford Chance before moving to Clifford Chance Singapore.

Regulatory Investigations and Financial Crime Insights

The latest global trends, risks and developments in regulatory investigations and financial crime

  • a major European private bank in relation to the global regulatory investigation in connection with the 1MDB scandal. Media reports have stated that the matter is without doubt the most complex cross-border investigation that the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force has conducted, involving multiple transactions, multiple entities in several jurisdictions as well as sensitive information
  • a major UK international investment bank in relation to Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) investigations into setting of financial benchmarks including the SGD SIBOR, USD SIBOR, SGD swap offer rates and the global FX rigging scandal
  • a major telecommunications operator’s investment in India in relation to a high-profile scandal relating to corruption and coercion allegations made by the Central Bureau of Investigation in India and additional inquiries under the income tax authorities and anti-money laundering commission in various jurisdictions including India and Malaysia
  • a major international bank in regulatory investigations arising from a whistleblower's allegations that the bank was assisting its clients in evading tax by sheltering their funds within accounts opened at the bank. The allegations also include payments made in breach of financial sanctions against Iran
  • a fund management company in regulatory investigations in relation to its management of the funds of one of its investors which is subject to tax investigations in various jurisdictions (including Denmark and the UK) for evading tax. The investigation took place amidst high profile tax evasion scandals in the industry, such as the Panama Papers and general heightened anti-money laundering rules and enforcement climate in Singapore and globally
  • a major international bank on alleged insider trading activities carried out by a client of the bank with potential assistance from the bank's employee, in relation to shares of a company listed on the NASDAQ which was subject to a takeover. The alleged insider trading activities in question involve complex multi-jurisdictional issues, given the cross-border nature of the trades, the location of the individuals and entities involved, and the multi-jurisdictional nature of the account structure. The matter has been subject to multiple jurisdictional regulatory investigations including that by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the MAS
  • a major international private bank in relation to fraud of an employee impacting client monies, resulting in regulatory and criminal investigations and third party claims commenced in the Singapore High Court
  • a major investment bank on internal investigations, including responding to show cause letters by the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, arising from potential breaches in relation to its obligations as issuer manager relating to due diligence and disclosure issues in connection with a high-profile initial public offering

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Career and qualifications

  • Admitted as a solicitor in Singapore 2006
  • Joined Clifford Chance Hong Kong 2010
  • Joined Clifford Chance Singapore 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance Asia 2012

Awards and citations

  • "Next Generation Lawyer"
    The Legal500 Asia Pacific, Financial Services Regulatory, 2018 and 2019
  • One of "Singapore's most influential lawyers aged 40 and under"
    Singapore Business Review in 2016
  • "An outstanding lawyer who really understands clients' businesses and their sensitivities."
    The Legal 500, Financial Services Regulatory, 2019