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Australia: ASIC Proposed Guidelines for Whistleblowing Policies

ASIC released a consultation paper on 7 August 2019 seeking feedback for their proposed whistleblowing policy guidelines. The consultation paper and proposed guidelines are...

Australia: Digital Platforms Inquiry: Final Report Released

The ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report has been released with 23 recommendations for wide-ranging regulatory change in areas including competition and consumer law,...

Bite-size Briefings: Individual Accountability Regimes – Driving Improvements in Culture

Download publicationA series of briefings that take a "bite-size" look at international trends in different jurisdictions drawing on Baker McKenzie's expert financial services practitioners Individual...

The implications of Lorenzo v. SEC on Rule 10b-5

Background On 27 March 2019, in Lorenzo v. SEC, the US Supreme Court handed the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a victory. In this...

Australia: TGA Weighs In On Cyber Security Expectations For Medical Devices

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (the TGA) has finally published long-awaited cyber security guidance targeted specifically at:manufacturers developing software for use in medical...

Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019: Five Key Amendments to the Companies Act 2016

Background The Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019 (“Bill”) was recently passed at the Dewan Rakyat on 10 July 2019 and will soon be tabled before the...

Malaysia: Revamp of the Customs Act 1967 Affecting Businesses

Background Following the recent entry into force of the Customs (Amendment) Act 2018 and the Customs (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2018 (see link to our...

An authoritative test for severance in English law: Tillman v Egon Zehnder [2019] UKSC...

One situation that a non-compete clause seeks to avoid is a former employee joining a direct competitor almost immediately after termination. However, if such a clause...

Indonesia: Administrative Sanction in the Field of Customs

Overview The Indonesian Government has issued a new regulation on administrative sanction in the field of customs, which amends the previous sanction levels. It regulates...

Vietnam: New Investment Agreement Between Hong Kong and ASEAN Provides Investment Protection and Guarantees...

The Agreement on Investment among the Governments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and the Member States...

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