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Australia: Grain Terminals, Changes to Promote Competition

A brief summary of some recent major changes that have occurred in relation to the export of grain in Australia. Historical situation – formal regulation...

Asia Pacific: How U.S. FCPA And U.K. Bribery Act Impact Financial Institutions In The...

Why Should Financial Institutions, Hedge Funds And Private Equity Firms In The Asia Pacific Region Be Concerned About These Regulations In recent years, compliance...

New antitrust rules in Taiwan: a tougher regime with immediate compliance implications

On February 6, Taiwan’s antitrust regime becomes significantly stronger. Key changes at a glance Doubling of the maximum fine for anti-competitive conduct (up...

Singapore Plans to Step Up Anti-Corruption Measures

Singapore's Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, announced a number of proposed measures to step up the country's efforts to stay free of corruption...

Big Brother’s New Friends: Implications for Corporate Investigations Of the DOJ’s Increasing Cooperation With...

The days of the US Justice Department being the sole prosecutor of international corporate corruption are long gone. Recent news reports are replete with...

Australia – Tougher Environmental Enforcement Provisions for New South Wales

A number of changes have been implemented recently, giving environmental regulators and courts more enforcement options and increasing the amounts of penalties for certain...

Doing Business in China 2015

Baker & McKenzie just published its new edition of "Doing Business in China". The guide provides an introduction to selected aspects relating to investment and...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...

Laws of Kyrgyz Republic of December 10, 2014, proposing amendments to Atmospheric Protection Law...

Amendments to Atmospheric Protection Law contain provisions on protection of atmospheric air in the framework of the Kyrgyz Republic´s commitments under international agreements. Amendments...

US Government Issues New Executive Order Targeting North Korea

On 2 January 2015, US President Barack Obama issued a new Executive Order (“the Order”) authorizing the imposition of additional sanctions targeting the Democratic People’s Republic...

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