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Anti-Graft Reform in China: Ninth Amendment to the PRC Criminal Law Imposes Tougher Sanctions...

China’s Ninth Amendment to the PRC Criminal Law was adopted on 29 August 2015 and becomes effective on 1 November 2015. The Ninth Amendment introduces stricter measures on bribe-givers. Under this new regime, individuals and organizations involved in corrupt activities will also be subject to tougher sanctions.

Introduction of significant amendments to Japan’s Privacy Law

On 3 September 2015, extensive amendments were introduced to the law in Japan which deals with the protection of personal information, "The Act on the Protection of Personal Information".

Indonesian Supreme Court Revokes Solar Power Regulation

On 30 June 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision which requires the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources to revoke MEMR Regulation No. 17 of 2013 on Purchase of Power by PLN from Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants.

Laos: New Anti-Money Laundering Law takes effect

Law No. 49/NA on Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism (“AML Law”), issued on 21 July 2014, took effect on 24 February...

China’s “Internet Sovereignty” and Emerging Cybersecurity Regime

China’s draft Cybersecurity Law sets out a framework for China’s cybersecurity regime, responding to the needs set out in the National Security Law to ensure “safe and controllable” systems and data security in critical infrastructure.

China Update – Prosecution of bribery cases intensifies in 2015

The Supreme People’s Procuratorate, China's national prosecutor and investigator, has reported an uptick in investigations and prosecution of bribery cases for the first quarter of 2015.

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...

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