Aaron is a commercial litigator with a particular expertise on employment, white-collar, regulatory and compliance and corporate governance matters.
Aaron is the co-head of the firm’s white collar & investigations practice, and has an active practice in matters involving fraud, insider trading, money laundering, corruption, securities, market misconduct, import/export and mutual legal assistance matters. He also regularly advises on corporate investigations and inquiries relating to employee misconduct, fraud and corporate governance-related issues.
Aaron has acted in major high-profile fraud and corporate governance-related disputes over the past few decades, including: (1) the claim by the National Kidney Foundation against its former chair, chief executive officer and directors for breaches of fiduciary duties and conspiracy; (2) the inquiry into Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare under the Charities Act concerning misconduct on the part of Venerable Shi Ming Yi; and (3) the high-profile prosecution against several members of City Harvest Church.
He also has experience acting for a number of international and local financial institutions.
Aaron has been recognised and ranked in leading publications. In The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, he is notedas a key individual in financial regulatory and employment matters. Chambers Asia-Pacific also notes that he ‘is a very active practitioner who specialises in regulatory matters, as well as white-collar criminal compliance’. He is praised by clients for being ‘incredibly responsive and pragmatic, giving on complex matters that is clear and concise’.
Prior to joining private practice, Aaron was a deputy public prosecutor and state counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers, where he advised on and prosecuted serious and white-collar crimes.