King & Spalding has added experienced trial lawyer and former barrister Richard Sharpe as a partner in its Special Matters and Government Investigations practice, based in the firm’s Singapore office. Sharpe assists multinational clients with a variety of criminal, civil fraud and transactions matters, including anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, international sanctions, cyber-crime, other cross-border investigations and strategic transactions assessment. He also has significant experience in complex civil litigation and arbitrations arising from fraud and other misconduct, and advises global companies on investment-related international risk and the design and implementation of compliance programs. Sharpe joins from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner in the Government & Internal Investigations Practice Group in the Hong Kong office. He is a Hong Kong-qualified solicitor and an England and Wales barrister. He received his undergraduate master’s degree in jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, and his Bar Vocational Qualification from the Inns of Court School of Law.

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