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Australia: Climate Change Risk and Opportunities

In 2015, Vicinity Centres—a leading Australian real estate group with holdings that include Sydney's Queen Victoria Building, along with iconic buildings in other major cities—began...

Thailand Increases Protection of Domestic Industries

On 22 May 2019, the amendment to the Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Act, B.E. 2542 (1999) (AD Act) was published in the Royal Gazette. It...

Indonesia: OJK Now Requires Independent and Unaffiliated Shareholders’ Approval for Public Companies’ Non-Preemptive Rights...

The Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan - "OJK") issued Rule No. 14/POJK.04/2019 on Amendment to Rule No. 32/POJK.04/2015 ("POJK 32/2015") on Increase of...

Thailand: New Trade Control on Weapons of Mass Destruction Related Items Act to Become...

Pursuant to our client alert on Dual-Use Items last year, the Ministry of Commerce ("MOC") has shifted its focus from revising and updating the...

Indonesian Competition Commission Issues New Case Handling Procedure

In mid-April 2019 the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (Indonesian acronym: KPPU) published its Regulation No. 1 of 2019 on the Procedure for Cases of...

Indonesia: Competition Commission Imposing Stricter Policy on Submission of Merger Notifications

Under a new policy of the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU), parties will have to follow tighter rules on what documents must be submitted...

Thailand Cybersecurity Act is Effective

The Cybersecurity Act, B.E. 2562 (2019) ("Act") has been published on 27 May 2019, and is now effective.Those who are monitoring the Cybersecurity Act,...

Thailand Personal Data Protection Act

The Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019) ("PDPA") has been published in the Government Gazette on 27 May 2019. 1. Timeframe With very few exceptions,...

Philippines: SEC Releases Sustainability Reporting Guidelines

On 15 February 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released the Memorandum Circular No. 4, Series of 2019 on the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines...

Taking Center Stage: The Rise and Rise of M&A Compliance Due Diligence

Baker McKenzie has released its latest report, Taking Center Stage: The Rise and Rise of M&A Compliance Due Diligence. Based on a survey of...

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