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The new global anti-bribery standard – how will your company measure up?

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.

2016 Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook released

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.

Hong Kong Competition Ordinance: Six Months On

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.

Hong Kong: Money Laundering Does Not Require Actual Knowledge

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.

Compliance Benchmark 2016: Quantifying the Fundamentals

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.

Comprehensive Guidance on Cybersecurity Controls Issued by Hong Kong SFC

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.

Baker & McKenzie Launches 2016 Global Data Protection Enforcement Report

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.

China Improves by 17 Places in Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption Perception Index

On 27 January 2016, Transparency International launched its latest 2015 Corruption Perception Index. What has changed in Asia-Pacific?

Five lessons from recent cyber attacks to protect your organisation from risk of data...

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.

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