After several years of development, involving input from over 50 countries, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has finally published ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard - a new international standard designed to assist organisations worldwide in implementing and maintaining effective anti-bribery systems.
Baker & McKenzie released the 2016 edition of its Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Handbook. You can read the Handbook for free on Global Compliance News.
More than six months have passed since the full implementation of the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance on 14 December 2015. We highlight the most significant developments over the past six months.
The Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong confirms money laundering offence does not require actual knowledge nor does the property need to be actual proceeds of crime.
Following our summary in March 2015, we have again summarized the main compliance benchmarking surveys which have been published over the past 12 months and summarized their results.
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission recently released comprehensive guidance on suggested cybersecurity controls within Licensed Corporations.
Proposed Amendments to the PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law Provide Greater Clarity on Commercial Bribery...
The PRC State Council released for public consultation draft amendments ("Draft Amendments") to the PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law ("AUCL"), the first time after more than 20 years since the AUCL’s enactment.
We surveyed local counsel in 37 jurisdictions throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, and asked them to describe the legal risks associated with violations of data protection laws, and summarize enforcement activities among local data protection authorities.
On 27 January 2016, Transparency International launched its latest 2015 Corruption Perception Index. What has changed in Asia-Pacific?
Data privacy and cybersecurity are two of the biggest concerns that companies holding personal data face in 2016. This is no surprise as 2015 saw an alarming increase in data breaches worldwide and a number of incidents in Hong Kong.