Australia: It’s Time to Get Efficient, Honest and Fair. Or Else.

On 12 March 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate And Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019 received assent after passing both houses of Parliament. Commencement of most provisions has occurred. Treasury stated that its...

More than half of the UK’s very large private companies lack a clear corporate...

72% of companies surveyed say that they will have difficulty compiling and verifying the information required to comply, while 32% do not have the resource available to compile the relevant information; 50% admit...

US Department of Justice Issues Update to its Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs

On April 30, 2019, the Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Brian Benczkowski, announced the publication of an updated version of the Department's Guidance Document on Evaluation of Corporate Compliance...

China issues a new consolidated law on foreign investment

On March 15, 2019, the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China (the "Foreign Investment Law"). The Foreign Investment Law will come...

US: Regulations Address FATCA Verification and Certification Requirements

On 21 March 2019, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations (the Final Regulations) relating to FATCA verification and certification requirements. FATCA Sponsoring entities, trustees of trustee documented trusts (TDTs) and compliance...

Global Legal Guide for Luxury & Fashion Companies

Despite geopolitical shifts, uncertainty and various factors that seem to affect numerous sectors, the global luxury and fashion industry has tripled in the last 20 years to approximately $300 billion and continues to grow...

Argentina: New Fair Trade Regime

The National Government enacted Decree No. 274/2019 (the “Decree”), published today on the Official Gazette, through which Fair Trade Law No. 22,802 was derogated and a new legal regime on this matter was approved....

The Age of Hypercomplexity: Asia Pacific Business and Legal Macrotrends

Our world has never been more connected – by technology, manufacturing, trade, supply chains, tourism and popular culture – and this unprecedented globalization has created enormous benefits for much of the world's population as...

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