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Vietnam: New Decree Relating to Implementation of New Law on Anti-Corruption

On 15 August 2019, Decree No. 59/2019/ND-CP dated 1 July 2019 ("Decree No. 59") providing specific guidance on a number of articles and measures...

UK: New Sentencing Guidelines

New Sentencing Guideline Following a consultation in 2018, the Sentencing Council has published a new sentencing guideline to come into effect on 1 October 2019...

South Africa: Redesigning Legal Services in Africa

Investors in Africa face an increasingly complex business environment, with numerous geopolitical and economic risks to consider, as well as having to comply with...

South Africa: Amendments to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act Become Effective

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act of 2001 ("FICA") was amended by the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act of 2017 (the "Amendment"), which provided for...

Singapore: Harsher Penalties for Offences Under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes

Recent amendments to the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap. 65A) (the "CDSA") took effect  on 1 April...

Brazil executes Anti-Corruption Cooperation Agreements with Chile and Switzerland

Cooperation agreement between Brazil and Chile In April 2019, Brazil's Office of the Comptroller General (CGU) and Chile's Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (SEGPRES)...

Spain: Amendments to the Criminal Code Increase Corporate Criminal Liability Exposure

The Criminal Code was amended through Organic Law 1/2019 (the "Law") to incorporate certain EU Directives, specifically Directive 2014/57/EU of the European Parliament and...

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...

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...

US: What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Compliance Monitor

The settlement agreement has been signed, hands have been shaken, and what seemed to be an endless string of meetings and update calls with...

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