Kareena Teh represents corporates and individuals on corporate investigations, including into bribery, corruption, market misconduct, money laundering and securities fraud issues, government prosecutions, administrative actions, and related civil actions. She also advises clients on legal and regulatory compliance, remediation and risks mitigation. Previously a practising barrister in New Zealand, Ms Teh has substantial experience running both civil and criminal defence cases. Her broad grounding in various aspects of contentious legal work and wide range of skills and expertise provides her with a unique advantage when conducting corporate investigations, and defending prosecutions and administrative actions. As the first female solicitor in Hong Kong to be granted higher rights of audience to represent clients in civil matters at all levels of Hong Kong’s judicial system, she is also ideally suited to handle associated civil actions that arise out of such investigations.
Ms Teh is ‘Highly Commended’ in the Financial Times ‘Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers’ Report 2017 for her work in the dispute resolution category, and is well regarded by her clients and peers. She is recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 for her regulatory, anti-corruption and compliance work in Hong Kong and Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 for her dispute resolution practice in China. In addition, Global Investigations Review profiled her as part of their ‘Women in Investigations’ feature on the 100 top women in investigations globally.
Ms Teh is a qualified lawyer in Hong Kong, New Zealand and England and Wales. She speaks English, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese.