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Vietnam: New Enterprise Law Introduces Significant Changes to the Governance Structure of Companies

The National Assembly of Vietnam approved the new Enterprise Law to improve the legal framework for investment and corporate governance in Vietnam. It took effect on 1 July 2015. The new Enterprise Law introduces significant changes to the governance structure of companies.

Anti-graft reform in China – Second Draft Amendments to the PRC Criminal Law propose...

Our previous article discussed China’s draft amendments to the PRC Criminal Law (“the First Draft”) which introduced a stricter anti-graft regime and tougher sanctions...

Philippines: A New Competition Regime

A brand new competition law regime will soon be in place in the Philippines.  The new Competition Law was signed on 21 July 2015...

Hong Kong competition law set to come into force on 14 December

The Hong Kong government announced on August 6, 2015 its intention to bring Hong Kong's new cross-sector competition regime into force on 14 December 2015...

Global Overview of Anti-Corruption Laws 2015

It is our pleasure to present the first edition of Baker McKenzie’s Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook (“Handbook”). Given the success of last...

Exemption of grain terminals in Victoria

The Mandatory Grain Port Code of Conduct (the Code) was introduced to address a perceived lack of flexibility in the previous Government regulation, the...

New Amendment to the Anti-Corruption Law Brings Focus on Thai and Foreign Officials

On 9 July 2015, the Government Gazette published Amendment No. 3 to the Anti-Corruption Law, 1999, which came into effect on 10 July 2015....

Australia: New obligations to protect networks and facilities

Draft bill creates additional obligations to protect networks and facilities, and ASIO is intended to have a "key role" in implementing security On...

Mid-Year Review 2015: Anti-Corruption in the Asia-Pacific Region

This article provides a brief overview of the recent anti-corruption developments in the Asia-Pacific region in the first half of 2015. As a...

Court of Appeal Judgment Strengthens Privilege Protection in Hong Kong

The recent judgment of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal offers greater protection to legal communications and documents created between clients and their lawyers...

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