Daniel P. Levison

Partner | Singapore

dlevison@mofo.com | 65 69222041

65 69222041

Conducting sensitive corporate investigations and designing effective anti–corruption programs requires agile and adaptive legal counsel with both deep subject–matter and regional expertise. This is why clients turn to MoFo.

Daniel has more than 20 years of experience in advising clients on complex multi–jurisdictional investigation, litigation, arbitration, and compliance matters across the Asia–Pacific region. He is the head of the firm’s disputes and compliance practice in Singapore, where in addition to his litigation practice, he advises clients regarding government and internal investigations and helps his clients develop, review, and implement world‑class compliance policies, procedures, and training programs. He also helps them protect their businesses through pre–acquisition and third–party compliance due diligence.

Clients rely on Daniel’s intelligent and flexible approach to handling these highly sensitive issues in connection with fraud and corruption, anti–money laundering, economic sanctions and export control, privacy and data security, cartel, and other competition matters. Daniel’s practice spans the Asia–Pacific region and beyond, including Japan, China, Korea, India, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, and nearly every country in Southeast Asia. His clients span a range of industries including technology, software, consulting, consumer goods, e–commerce, real estate, hospitality, and financial and professional services.

Daniel has been ranked as a top practitioner for Corporate Investigations and Anti–corruption by Chambers Asia–Pacific (2018 and 2019) and is recognized as one of the world’s leading investigations lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Investigations and Global Investigation Review 2019.

Daniel is also a sought–after speaker and thought leader on anti–corruption, investigations, and compliance‑related topics. Some recent engagements include:

  • Asia Pacific Summit on Anti-Corruption
  • Centre for a New American Security – Future Trends in Tariffs, Sanctions and Investment Restrictions
  • GIR Live Singapore
  • Thailand and Southeast Asia: Annual International Arbitration & Regulatory Global Summit
  • Ethics and Compliance Leadership Programme —  INSEAD | ethiXbase
  • Business Ethics Leadership Alliance — Ethisphere
  • The International Association of Privacy Professionals — Asia Privacy Forum 2019
  • Centre for a New American Security – North Korea Sanctions workshop

In addition to his practice, Daniel serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and on MoFo’s Diversity Strategy Committee and plays a leadership role in some of the firm’s diversity initiatives, notably, as a member of the Board of Directors of MoFo’s pro bono client, Lawyers for LGBT, and Allies Network.

Before moving to Singapore, Daniel spent more than 12 years in MoFo’s Tokyo office and is proficient in Japanese.

Representative Experience

  • A multinational company in connection with an internal investigation into allegations of bribery in Indonesia.
  • A real estate investment trust in relation to a compliance risk assessment concerning a joint ventures in India. 
  • A U.S. based company in an investigation into corruption and procurement–related irregularities in India. 
  • A global technology company in relation to an investigation into allegations of conflicts of interest and accounting irregularities by local management in Southeast Asia.
  • Several Asia–based employees of financial institutions in internal and government corruption and money laundering investigations. 
  • U.S.–based medical device manufacturer in investigation into allegations of bribery and fraud in Japan.
  • A multinational pharmaceutical company in investigations into allegations of irregularities in the conduct of clinical trials in Japan.
  • A U.S.–based company with respect to several Japan Fair Trade Commission investigations.
  • Providing a global financial institution with anti–corruption counselling with respect to its global private equity and venture capital investments.
  • Conducted pre–investment and pre–acquisition anti–corruption and compliance due diligence for U.S., Europe and Asia–based multinational companies in numerous transactions across the Asia–Pacific region  and beyond. 
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