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Indonesia: Questions to the Corruption Eradication Commission’s Subject of Investigation

Budi Gunawan's Pre-Trial Motion Decision The recent head-turning development in the saga of the Corruption Eradication Commission ("KPK") and Indonesian National Police ("Polri") is...

Malaysia Considering Revision of Laws to Prosecute Companies for Corrupt Actions of Employees

In recent months, Malaysia has seen momentum in efforts to combat corruption. The principal legislation governing corruption in Malaysia is the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission...

Australia’s expanded autonomous sanctions relating to Russia commenced on 31 March 2015

Australia imposed targeted financial sanctions and travel bans relating to Russia against designated persons and entities in June and September 2014.  Expanded sanctions were...

Vietnam: New Penal Code to Criminalize Companies

On 12 January 2015, the Government issued the draft Penal Code for public comments (the "2015 Draft"). The 2015 Draft is expected to repeal...

“Private” bribery in Australia

Recent press relating to alleged bribes paid in the context of procurement of IT services are a timely reminder that criminal offences exist under...

Compliance Benchmark: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Various countries and their compliance-enforcing agencies request that companies have "adequate" compliance programs and organizations. But what does that mean? One option to determine...

The US SEC Speaks 2015: Considerations for Foreign Private Issuers

The United States Securities & Exchange Commission (the SEC or the Commission) recently held its annual "SEC Speaks" conference in Washington, DC on February...

Risk Assessment in India: Challenges and Best Practices

India poses high risks of corruption and money laundering for financial institutions operating in the country. To evaluate these risks, the authors recommend four...

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...

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