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Australia: Mandatory Data Retention Legislation Released

The introduction of data retention laws for carriers and carriage service providers has been discussed between the federal government and the Australian telecommunications industry...

Singapore: Latest AML revisions – What has changed, what is to come?

The Finance and Home Affairs Ministries and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) followed the Financial Action Task Force's 2013 publication "Guidance on National...

South Korea: New Anti-Corruption Law coming soon?

4 November 2014 - The South Korean National Assembly is currently discussing an amendment of its anti-corruption laws. The new law would increase the...

Australia: Competition Regulator proposes First Authorisation of Resale Price Maintenance

On 21 October 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination proposing to grant conditional authorization to an Australian...

Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes Draft Competition Guidelines

On 9 October 2014 the Hong Kong Competition Commission published Draft Guidelines required under the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance. The publication of the Draft...

Only Four Countries Actively Enforce OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

On 23 October 2014, Transparency International published a report which analyzed the enforcement of the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Anti Bribery...

Singapore implements UN sanctions against Iran

The United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) Regulations 2014 ("Sanctions") was enacted and took effect on 29 September 2014. The United Nations (Sanctions...

Snapshot: Credit for antitrust compliance programs around the world

 Last week we analyzed the view of US antitrust enforcers on the existence of a compliance program when assessing the punishment for cartel violations....

New Compliance and Disclosure Requirements for China Subsidiaries

In previous years, foreign-invested enterprises (“FIEs”) and their branches in China had the certainty that they would need to undergo the annual inspection filing...

ACCC updates immunity requirements for cartel notification

In September 2014, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) took steps to simplify its immunity policy for applicants notifying of cartel conduct. The...

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