Malta: Of Fiduciary Obligations – a ray of hope for employers

The First Hall of the Civil Court issued a judgement regarding the breach of fiduciary obligations arising in the context of an employment contract.

Hungary to Increase Statutory Limitation Period of Corruption

The Hungarian Parliament amended the Criminal Code relating to statutory limitation of crimes of corruption. The statutory limitation period was uniformly increased to 12 years for all corruption crimes, including public and commercial bribery.

Baker and McKenzie launches second edition of the dictionary “Compliance and Governance from A-Z”

We are pleased to announce that the updated second edition of the Baker & McKenzie dictionary : Compliance and Governance from A-Z is now published.

Japan implements amendment of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act

On October 1, 2017, an order from the Japanese Cabinet went into effect to implement amendments to Japan’s Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act which implements Japanese import and export controls.

Preventing and Repressing Money Laundering and Terrorist Funding in Portugal: Key Issues of a...

Preventive and repressive measures against money laundering and terrorist funding entered in force last September, 17 by means of Law no. 83/2017, of August 18. Some of the measures within a pack of prevention and repression were forecast for regulation.

Controlling Imports in Myanmar

After a period of noticeable inactivity, revised drafts of the trademark, design, patent, and copyright bills were submitted to parliament and consequently published for public review in late July and mid-August.

New Recommendations for Radical Whistleblowing Laws in Australia: Time to Rethink your Policies

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services has released its report on recommended changes to whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors. If implemented, these recommendations would significantly increase the protections and rewards available for whistleblowers.

Canada: Putting Circular Economy Back Into Sustainability

The explosive growth of corporate sustainability programs truly affirms the prominence, if not centrality, that many of these programs have within multinational producers across a wide variety of industries.

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