Maurice Burke

Maurice Burke is lauded by market commentators for his long-standing focus on this field, with one individual commenting: "If you want somebody who is very seasoned, I'd choose him." He has notable expertise in fraud, corruption and bribery matters concerning Indonesia and other countries in South-East Asia.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2020

Maurice Burke heads our South East Asia investigations practice. Widely recognised as one of the leading dispute practitioners in his field, Maurice has advised a broad range of multinational clients on successful strategies that meet their commercial goals. With over 20 years of experience in Asia, Maurice understands the market, his clients' regional problems, and how to solve them.

Maurice represents clients in dispute resolution, investigation, and contentious regulatory matters across the region, including in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Maurice has particular knowledge in highly regulated sectors including financial services, oil and gas, mining, and telecommunications.

Awards and recognitions

2018 - 2020

Corporate Investigation/Anti-Corruption: International (Singapore)
Chambers Asia Pacific

2017 - 2020

Band 1 for Dispute Resolution (International Firms) (Expertise Based Abroad) (Indonesia)
Chambers Asia Pacific

2017 - 2020

Band 1 for Dispute Resolution (International Firms) (Expertise Based Abroad) (Indonesia)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


Bachelor of Laws, The University of Queensland, 1992

Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland, 1988


Associate member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitration (SIARB)

Registered Foreign Arbitrator in BANI Arbitration Center Indonesia

Was seated on Board of Directors for Maxwell Chambers

Bar admissions and qualifications

Hong Kong


Court admissions

Hong Kong


Representative experience

Advising a major telecoms client in relation to a U.S. FCPA cross-border corruption investigation in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, U.S. and Australia.

Advising a global bank in an investigation relating to its exposure under a high profile multi-billion dollar commodity financing fraud in Qingdao, China.

Acting for a NASDAQ- listed clothing retailer in relation to debt claims against manufacturers in Hong Kong and Korea following our investigation into vendor relationships in Vietnam.

Advising a global automotive and engineering manufacturer in relation to third party corruption risks and reputational due diligence in Singapore.

Advising a global e-commerce company in relation to corruption and anti-money laundering due diligence with respect to an acquisition in Singapore, Japan and South Korea.

Advising a global, Fortune 500 water and energy multinational in relation to an investigation for  fraud committed by current and former employees in Indonesia.

Advising a global risk management and advisory company with respect to a review of its dawn raid protocols and procedures in Singapore.

Advising in an internal investigation into alleged bribery and corruption issues arising in relation to a proposed US$3bn power project in Vietnam.

Advising a global consulting firm in an internal investigation into bribery allegations at the firm's office in Vietnam and provided related FCPA and Vietnamese legal advice.

Advising a U.S. owned, Malaysia-based, electronic components manufacturer in relation to an internal investigation into procurement fraud involving multiple employees and vendors.

Advising a global bank in relation to an internal bribery and corruption investigation into a proposed US$120m investment into an Indian micro-loans company.

Assisting a multinational Singapore listed engineering company with a review of their corporate compliance framework for anti-bribery and corruption.

Acting for a Japanese conglomerate on an anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) due diligence review of a leading Vietnamese agriculture company.

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