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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.

Australia: Federal Government announces proposals to strengthen enforcement of bribery legislation

The Federal Government has announced and invited submissions on a proposal for a deferred prosecution agreement scheme to be introduced in Australia and proposed amendments to the foreign bribery offence.

Australia’s mandatory data breach notification is coming!

Mandatory data breach notification laws have passed parliament. Baker McKenzie partner Patrick Fair explains how the laws will work and what they will mean for business.

China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

Baker McKenzie launches Global Anti-Corruption Risk Map

Baker McKenzie has created a one of its kind Anti-Corruption Risk-Map. The risk maps provide information on primary anti-corruption legislation and enforcement agencies, offences, defences and penalties in 55 countries.

Australia: Why Failing to Ask Questions Can Be a Breach of a Director’s Duties

An Australian court's decision is an important reminder to directors and officers of their continuing duty to make adequate inquiries in relation to issues that have the potential to harm the company and not to solely rely on the advice and information of others.

Australian Government Introduces Bill to Mandate Professional Standards for Financial Advisers

The Turnbull Government has introduced the Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Financial Advisers) Bill 2016 into Parliament as part of reforms to raise the professional, ethical and education standards for financial advisers.

Australia: Misuse of Market Power Bill introduced in Parliament

On 1 December 2016, the Federal Government took a further step towards implementing the Harper Review recommendations regarding the prohibition against misuse of market power.

Breaking Up With Ashley Madison: Limits on Retaining Information About Past Users

When a person deactivates, deletes or disengages with his or her profile on an online service, what happens to that person's personal information? When a person leaves, does personal information stay?

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