Yuet Ming Tham

Partner & Chair of Diversity Committee,
Asia Pacific 
Sidley Austin LLP

THAMYuet Ming THAM is a partner at international law firm, Sidley Austin and the Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee in Asia Pacific. As a lawyer, Ms. Tham focuses on cross-border compliance, investigations and dispute resolution. She regularly advises multinational companies on their legal risks across Asia, such as those relating to anti-bribery laws (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), sanctions, anti-money laundering regulations, e-commerce, data security and privacy.

Prior to joining Sidley, Ms. Tham was the Asia Head of the Regulatory, Compliance & Investigations Group, and also Head of the Asia Life Sciences Group at another international law firm. She has also held roles as a Deputy Public Prosecutor in Singapore and was previously the Asia Pacific Regional Compliance Director at Pfizer. During that time, she was responsible for compliance and investigations in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia.

Ms. Tham has been acknowledged as a leading lawyer by global ranking publications including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, International Law Office and Who’s Who Legal. Ms. Tham sits on the Advisory Board of Seton-Hall University’s Healthcare Compliance Program for Asia, and has been invited to speak at more than 40 conferences around the world on cross-border regulations and compliance. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay and is admitted in New York, England & Wales, Hong Kong and Singapore.