Phil Johnson

Partner

Singapore

Phil Johnson is a Partner in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice for South-East Asia. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for the delivery of investigative, commercial intelligence, compliance consulting, strategic advisory and crisis-related assignments undertaken in the ASEAN region.

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Phil Johnson is a Partner in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice for South-East Asia. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for the delivery of investigative, commercial intelligence, compliance consulting, strategic advisory and crisis-related assignments undertaken in the ASEAN region.

Phil has been based in Asia for almost ten years, during which he has accumulated extensive experience providing investment support to clients in ASEAN (due diligence and market entry analysis) and in managing complex corporate problems, including financial fraud, crisis events, partner disputes, corruption issues, regulatory investigations and restructuring.

Phil’s main markets of focus consist of Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. His expertise extends to a broad spectrum of industries, including oil and gas, telecommunication, banking, retail, manufacturing, financial services, construction and private education.


Examples of Phil’s work include:
  • Advised a leading international school in Indonesia on its response to a major regulatory and reputational crisis, including power-mapping and intelligence work.
  • Conducted advisory work and discreet intelligence gathering for a major international bank looking into reforms in Vietnam’s financial services sector and assessing risks related to a local partner.
  • Provided litigation support in Thailand for a Western-based multinational company in a legal dispute worth over USD 600m.


Prior to moving to Singapore, Phil worked for Control Risks’ head office in London in the specialised fraud and investigations unit, where he conducted investigations on behalf of clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was a key member of a project team working on a major forensic investigation and corporate governance review on behalf of a government in southern Africa.

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