Jan 2019

IBA Criminal Law Committee – Asia Pacific Regional Representative

Our partner Felix Ng is honoured to be re-elected as the Asia-Pacific Regional Representative of the International Bar Association (IBA) Criminal Law Committee, and continues to serve the interests of criminal practitioners in the region for 2019-2020.

During his tenure as an officer in 2018, Felix contributed to the following events and initiatives of the Criminal Law Committee:


1. Criminal Mock Trial in IBA Annual Conference, Rome 2018

In this conference, Felix contributed to a criminal mock trial at the Suprema Corte di Cassazione in Rome presided by Honourable Andrea Venegoni, an Italian Supreme Court Judge and Sir John Goldring, former English Lord Justice of Appeal.

The trial concerned foreign bribery and money laundering allegations relating to European corporations, with parallel arbitration and civil asset recovery proceedings. Felix gave evidence as a prosecution witness.

For details of the mock trial, please click here


2. IBA Transnational Crime Conference, Krakow 2018

Felix was invited as a speaker in the panel Criminal Tax / Tax Criminals and the Right to Silence” in Krakow, Poland. Together with criminal specialists from the Netherlands, Italy, Ukraine, the United States and the United Kingdom, Felix provided insight on strategies in handling investigations concerning tax fraud and tax evasion.

For details of the Krakow Conference, please click here


3. Criminal Law & Human Right Issues in Asia 

Felix was also invited by international journalists to comment on criminal law and human right issues in the Asia-Pacific Region:

  June 2018 – Lèse-majesté law in Cambodia

  July 2018 – “Clean Fingers Campaign” and election boycott in Cambodia

  Sep 2018 – Coercion in Cambodia’s election

  Oct 2018 – Rule by law in Southeast Asia