Charmaine Neo 梁筱嫣
Charmaine is a dispute resolution lawyer with expertise in employment disputes, cross-border corporate investigations (including anti-bribery and fraud), and regulatory compliance.
Charmaine has worked in both private practice at a local Big Four law firm, and in-house with a top Singapore listed company with a global footprint in more than 20 countries.
Charmaine has represented clients before all levels of court in Singapore (including the Singapore Medical Council’s disciplinary proceedings) as well as arbitration with the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”).
During her time in-house, Charmaine handled significant cross-border anti-bribery and fraud investigations involving government authorities in both Singapore and the U.S., as well as internal corporate investigations into anti-bribery and employment / conduct matters in Singapore, China, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Charmaine also worked with top law firms in the US and Shanghai, China in relation to significant cross-border litigation matters, including a claim involving fraud and RICO Act-related matters worth over US$500 million in the US District Court, and complex employment disputes in the Shanghai Labor Arbitration Tribunal and the Singapore High Court.
Charmaine is also experienced in advising on regulatory compliance matters, having designed scalable compliance programs for data protection (PDPA / GDPR), international trade and sanctions, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering. She has also advised Dubai Healthcare City, a foreign quasi-government entity, on an overhaul its medical regulations framework, including drafting regulations in respect of oversight and disciplinary processes, and standards of medical education and research.
Charmaine graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Hons). She is a member of the Association of Corporate Investigators.