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Myanmar introduces Mandatory Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership of Companies

On 15 November 2019, Myanmar's Directorate of Investment and Company Administration ("DICA") issued a directive mandating the disclosure of beneficial ownership of companies in...

Procurement Collusion Strike Force and Implications for US Companies and Beyond

On November 5, 2019, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the creation of a strike force, consisting of federal and state investigators...

Federal Republican Austerity Law goes into force

Mexican President López Obrador famously ran on an anti-corruption platform to win last year's election. He promised that eliminating corruption would save lots of...

Thailand: Fraud in the Workplace #4 Whistleblowing

In our previous newsletters, we highlighted the two most common types of fraud and red flags to look out for as they could be...

Australia: ASIC’s Final Guidance on Whistleblower Policies – Are You Ready for 1 January...

ASIC has issued its final guidance on the content of whistleblowing policies. ASIC's Regulatory Guide 270 'Whistleblower Policies' sets out what information policies should...

Russia: Corporate Anti-Corruption Enforcement Research

Baker McKenzie is pleased to present the following report on Russian corporate anti-corruption enforcement that will provide both international companies operating in Russia and...

Mexico: Provisions on Reception and Disposal of Gifts, Presents or Equivalent by Public Officials...

On 12 November 2019, the Secretary of Public Administration (SFP) published in the Federal Official Gazette the "Resolution issuing the provisions regarding the reception...

Australia: Practical Guidance from the Myer case for Directors and Executives

 Our previous Alert of 28 October 2019 (see link) outlined why the Myer case is a landmark decision, being both the first Australian securities...

SCOTUS to Review SEC Disgorgement Power

On November 1st, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on whether the SEC has the authority to obtain disgorgement of "ill-gotten gains"...

The Russian Ministry of Labour issued additional guidance on anti-corruption compliance

The Russian Ministry of Labour ("the Ministry") issued three new sets of anti-corruption guidelines for companies:"Measures for Preventing Corruption at Organizations"1 "Memorandum on...

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