Yuet Ming Tham

Sidley Austin LLP
Chapter Leader

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Sidley Austin LLP
Hong Kong
Phone 1: +852 2509 7646


Hong Kong


Ms Yuet Ming Tham is the global co-leader of the White Collar: Government Litigation & Investigations practice at Sidley. She is qualified in New York, the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong, and speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bahasa Indonesia and Malay.

Ms. Tham focuses on FCPA, privacy/cybersecurity, employment, sanctions and money laundering regulations, and has worked on numerous investigations involving the DOJ, SEC, FinCen, FINRA and has managed cases involving SFC in Hong Kong and SAMR in China.

She has set up numerous compliance programs in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, and in the last year alone, has led investigations in Israel, Italy, South Africa, Japan, Vietnam, China, India and Australia.

Ms. Tham was named a “Dispute Resolution Star - White-collar” by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019 and recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Global Investigations Review 2019-2020 and Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Hong Kong 2020. Yuet has also been awarded the Emerging Markets “Compliance & Investigations Lawyer of the Year” by The American Lawyer, with the team also recognized as the “Compliance/Investigations Firm of the Year.”

Prior to joining Sidley, Ms. Tham has also held roles as a Deputy Public Prosecutor in Singapore and was the Asia Pacific Regional Compliance Director for Pfizer.

She is frequently invited to speak at major conferences around the world.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cybercrime
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Internal Investigations
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
  • SEC Enforcement
  • White Collar Crime