Australia

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....

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...

Australian Parliament passes Whistleblowing Bill

On 19 February 2019 the House of Representatives passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 (the Bill). Although the Bill is...

Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly Newsletter, November 2018 edition

Australia brings fourth criminal cartel prosecution and first gun-jumping case By Georgina Foster, Anita Thompson and Anthea BurtonIn June 2018, following a two-year investigation by...

Update to Australian Export Controls for Tangibles

Australia's export control rules for tangibles have been amended to more closely align with the regime for intangible supplies.

Australia: ACCC’s Enforcement and Compliance Priorities for 2018

The ACCC has now released its enforcement and compliance priorities for 2018. We have summarized the key highlights.

Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly

The report provides a regular and profound overview of essential competition law developments that may affect your business operations in the region.

Australia: Whistleblowing and Foreign Bribery Bills introduced into Senate

Whistleblowing and Foreign Bribery Bills introduced into Senate confirm Australian Government's intention to increase corporate compliance requirements. In light of this event, companies should take the appropriate measures.

Baker McKenzie releases Global Corporate Liability Handbook

Building on the success of 2016’s “EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook,” we are pleased to present you with the first global edition that collates and describes in detail the corporate liability and corporate crime regimes of countries in Asia, EMEA and the Americas.

Australia Welcomes the Most Significant Reform of Competition Law in the Past Two Decades

On 18 October 2017, the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017finally passed both Houses of Parliament. Coupled with the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2017, it represents the most significant reform of Australian competition law in the past two decades.