Asia-Pacific

Philippine Competition Commission issues Guidelines for Mandatory Notification of Joint Venture Transactions

On 10 September 2018, the Philippine Competition Commission ("PCC") issued its Guidelines on Notification of Joint Ventures ("JV Guidelines") to aid parties in assessing...

Landmark UK decision reinstates privilege protection to investigation work product

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On 5 September 2018, the UK Court of Appeal (CA) overturned the 2017 High Court ruling in SFO v ENRC WLR(D) 317 (ENRC Decision)...

Thailand: Draft Corporate Governance for the Board of Directors of Insurance Companies

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Background and Rationale Trust, honesty and responsibility to the insured and the public are the key pillars of the insurance industry. These pillars are generally...

US Court of Appeals limits jurisdictional reach over foreign nationals in conspiracy to violate...

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The US Court of Appeals held that a non-resident foreign national cannot be guilty of violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as an accomplice or a co-conspirator if that person was incapable of committing it as a principal.

The new Anti-Corruption Act: clearly defined to cover foreign juristic persons registered abroad

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On 22 July 2018, the Act Supplementing the Constitution Relating to the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption came into effect, replacing the previous anti-corruption law from 1999. Among other things, the reason for implementing the new law is to enhance measures and mechanisms to prevent and suppress corruption and willful misconduct.

Taiwan Cybersecurity Management Act Passed

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In addition to government agencies, the Cybersecurity Management Act also requires Providers of Critical Infrastructure to establish and maintain a safe, stable and secure cyber environment.

Vietnam National Assembly Passes the Law on Cybersecurity

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The National Assembly of Vietnam passed the Law on Cybersecurity on 12 June 2018. This Law will take effect on 1 January 2019.

Update to Australian Export Controls for Tangibles

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Australia's export control rules for tangibles have been amended to more closely align with the regime for intangible supplies.

Indonesia: Government Pushes Draft Data Protection Law

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Given recent data breaches, the Government of Indonesia has issued a new draft personal data protection law.

16th Draft of the Law on Cybersecurity: Further updates on requirements for offshore telecommunications...

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Following the release of the 15th draft on the Law on Cybersecurity in January, the National Assembly recently published the 16th draft on its website for public consultation that has further updated the local offices and data localization requirements for offshore telecommunications and Internet service providers.
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