Geoffrey M. Atkins
Geoff is a partner in the litigation and enforcement practice group at Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong. Geoff advises public companies, fund sponsors, and financial services clients in the United States and throughout Asia in connection with civil and criminal government enforcement matters before the SEC, DOJ, and other state and foreign regulators, and in connection with complex securities and commercial disputes.
Geoff regularly advises corporate management and directors conducting internal investigations, evaluating sensitive governance issues, and establishing regulatory compliance programs. He has particular experience advising clients regarding potential violations of global anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and sanctions laws; conducting international risk assessments; and evaluating risks associated with complex mergers and acquisitions in India, China and throughout Southeast Asia. In addition, Geoff has been advising on potential areas of investment-related fraud, including considerations for PE clients related to their Asia-based portfolio companies, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Geoff has extensive experience working with clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and technology sectors, as well as private equity funds, investment advisory firms and broker-dealers.
Geoff is recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Global Investigations Review, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Benchmark Litigation and Asian Legal Business.