Hong Kong: Court of Final Appeal clarifies innocent purpose defence to insider dealing

In Securities and Futures Commission v Yiu Hoi Ying Charles and Others (FACV5/2018), the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) handed down a landmark decision on the innocent purpose defence under section 271(3) of the Securities and Futures...

China’s new Law on the Prevention and Control of Soil Pollution imposes new obligations...

Recent developments As part of its "war on pollution", China recently issued its first law addressing soil pollution, the Law on the Prevention and Control of Soil Pollution, which will take effect on January 1,...

Updates on the Thai Cybersecurity Bill, the Draft Amendment to the Electronic Transaction Act...

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (“MDES”) has been quite active throughout 2018, having already passed several laws under the digital economy initiatives. While much attention was focused on the Personal Data Protection...

Impact of Recent US and EU Sanctions on the Middle East

October 2018 The state of United States (US), European Union (EU), and other sanctions regimes is in flux like never before, with significant implications for Middle East trade and finance. US sanctions against Iran are increasing following...

Philippine Competition Commission issues Guidelines for Mandatory Notification of Joint Venture Transactions

On 10 September 2018, the Philippine Competition Commission ("PCC") issued its Guidelines on Notification of Joint Ventures ("JV Guidelines") to aid parties in assessing whether a proposed M&A transaction would be considered a joint...

Landmark UK decision reinstates privilege protection to investigation work product

On 5 September 2018, the UK Court of Appeal (CA) overturned the 2017 High Court ruling in SFO v ENRC WLR(D) 317 (ENRC Decision) and held, among other things, that notes of interviews with...

Be Prepared – The German DPAs will start random GDPR audits

The Data Protection Supervisory Authorities ("DPAs") for the German states of Lower Saxony and Bavaria recently announced (related information can be found here and here) that they will carry out random audits to check...

Antitrust Regulation and Compliance in Russia – Past and Future

Join us for an international seminar on the recent trends in antitrust regulation and compliance in Russia. Hear the latest antitrust news directly from experts of the Federal Anti-monopoly Service of Russia.The event is organized by the FAS Training...

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