Timothy Blakely is a practitioner who peers state "stands out in the region" and is "definitely worthy of recognition" for his excellent work on internal investigations relating to anti-corruption laws.
Timothy Blakely is managing partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office. He is also head of the firm’s Hong Kong litigation department and a partner in the firm’s securities litigation, enforcement and white-collar criminal defence practice group. Tim’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters.
Tim represents companies and individuals in government investigations, regulatory proceedings, internal investigations, international arbitrations, securities class action lawsuits and other complex dispute-related matters. Tim has represented multinational and Chinese clients in various industries, including telecommunications, biotechnology, publishing, pharmaceuticals and financial services.
Tim is a member of the firm’s global anti-corruption and compliance team. He conducts internal investigations throughout Asia of potential violations of anti-corruption laws, leads pre-acquisition anti-corruption-related due diligence and post-closing remediation, and regularly provides advice, counseling and training to clients about FCPA and anti-corruption-related issues.
As a Hong Kong solicitor, Tim has been instructed by clients in key contentious proceedings before Hong Kong courts, regulators and statutory tribunals. He has advised clients in investigations by regulators, including the Securities and Futures Commission, and in proceedings before the Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board.
Tim was named in Global Investigation Review’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list of the world’s leading investigations lawyers, and is ranked by Chambers as a leading lawyer in China for corporate investigations and anti-corruption. Clients praise Tim for his pragmatic advice, “top-notch” investigation skills and “keen situational awareness”, remarking that he is “extremely thorough and very effective at communicating high-risk issues”.