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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...

Serious Invasions of Privacy – Final Report by the Australian Law Reform Commission

In the beginning of September 2014, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) tabled in Parliament the Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era...

Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Coming Soon to a Country Regulating You

Disclosure of environmental, human rights and social risks is moving from its home between the glossy pages of voluntary reports into the hard-nosed realm of mandatory legal requirements, as evidenced by recent developments in the European Union and India.

Recent Developments in Chinese International Tax Law

Over the past two months, China produced a wave of interesting developments in international taxation. On June 26, just days before the Foreign Account...

Competition remains the driving force of technological innovation in 2014 in Taiwan

Competition remains the driving force of technological innovation in 2014. The trio of trade secrets, personal data protection, and fair trade practices continue to...

Australian competition authority sues petrol retailers for use of retail price information service

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings against the major petrol retailers in Australia and a petrol pricing information service, Informed Sources....

Internal Investigations become more challenging in China: Corporate Investigators convicted by a Chinese Court

On 11 August 2014, a Shanghai Court sentenced two Corporate Investigators to two and a half years imprisonment. Peter Humphrey and his wife, Yu...

One year of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act in India – What...

26 May 2014 - In April 2013 the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act (“Sexual Harassment Act”) passed the Indian parliament. It became...

India enhances capacities to combat corruption

21 May 2014 - On 1 January 2014, the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, signed a new anti-corruption legislation (lokpal bill) which will enhance the...

The impact of China’s new rules on bribery blacklisting of healthcare companies and ethics...

On 1 March 2014, the Regulations on Establishing a Commercial Bribery Blacklist for the Purchase and Sale of Medicines ("2013 Blacklist Regulations") became...

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