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February 2019 International Trade Compliance Update

Read publicationWelcome to the February 2019 edition of Baker McKenzie’s International Trade Compliance Update. Here are some highlights:Best Practices Guide developed for UN...

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis – Shipping Boycott Still Stands

Over the past week, various reports from news outlets and other sources have suggested that some of the restrictions on the movements of goods...

The First Thailand Personal Data Protection Act Has Been Passed

After numerous attempts over almost two decades (please see our series of client alerts below), the Thailand Personal Data Protection Act was finally approved...

Philippine Competition Commission Adjusts Thresholds for Mandatory Notification of M&A Transactions

Recent Developments On 21 February 2019, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) issued Resolution No. 03-2019 (CR 3-19) increasing the thresholds for mandatory notification of M&A...

China issues new rules to clarify procedures for collection of electronic data in criminal...

Recent developments On 2 January 2019, the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China (MPS) issued the Rules on Collection of Electronic Data...

The Cost of Corruption For Corporations in Indonesia: Takeaway From Recent Enforcement of Corporate...

Recent Update Almost immediately following the issuance of Supreme Court Regulation No. 13 of 2016 on Case Handling Procedures for Corporate Crimes ("Perma 13") in December 2016,...

Malaysia: Updates to the 2018 Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme

In our previous client alert published in November 2018, we covered the 2018 special voluntary disclosure programme ("SVDP") which was announced during the Budget...

Thailand Releases Draft Biodiversity Act

Thailand is one of the most biodiversity-rich countries in the world due to its large variety of ecosystems, landscapes, and habitats. This array of...

Hong Kong: New accounting and other cost-saving requirements under the Companies Ordinance effective soon

The Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (the "CO") has been further amended by the Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance...

China’s ranking declines in Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International (TI) has just released its 2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI). The CPI continues to be an important gauge by companies in managing...

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