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Supply Chain Transparency and Australia’s Closer Look at Modern Slavery Laws

Australia is considering whether to adopt modern slavery legislation, similar to that found in the United Kingdom (UK) and California.

UK Decision Provides Useful Reminder on Carefully Navigating Privilege Protection in Multi-Jurisdiction Investigations

The UK Serious Fraud Office obtained a declaration that certain documents prepared during investigations by solicitors and forensic accountants into the activities of a UK-incorporated multinational corporation were not subject to legal professional privilege.

Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly Newsletter

The aim of this quarterly is to give you a regular, brief practical overview of significant competition law developments that may affect your business operations in the region.

US Treasury Department Imposes Restrictions on Chinese Bank

The US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued for public inspection a notice of proposed rulemaking that would restrict a Chinese commercial bank’s access to the US financial system based on a finding that the bank was involved in money laundering activities involving North Korea.

Malaysia: New Cybersecurity Law in the Making

On 9 June 2017, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, announced that the Malaysian Government will introduce a new law that is aimed at protecting Malaysians from cybersecurity threats.

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

Baker McKenzie releases Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook 2017 edition

We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.

Antitrust & Competition Interviews with Concurrences

We have recorded interviews with competiton law experts at a conference organized by Concurrences Review in partnership with Baker McKenzie. Listen to what our experts have to say about the latest developments in the competition and antitrust arena.

Hong Kong Court Confirms Prohibition on Standalone Competition Claims

On 27 April 2017, Hong Kong’s High Court rejected allegations by travel agency, Loyal Profit International Development that certain directives issued by the Travel Industry Council (TIC) were anti-competitive, and refused to rule on alleged violations of competition law.

Singapore Adopts ISO 37001 Standard on Anti-Bribery Management Systems

Singapore launched the Singapore Standard ISO 37001 on Anti-bribery management systems on 12 April 2017, following a public consultation.

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