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Thailand’s Redrafted Labor Protection Act Introduces Major Changes to Employment Law

The amended Labor Protection Act ("LPA") was published in the Royal Gazette on 5 April 2019 and became effective from 5 May 2019.There are...

Singapore: Harsher Penalties for Offences Under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes

Recent amendments to the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap. 65A) (the "CDSA") took effect  on 1 April...

China Retaliatory Tariffs – Product Exclusion Process

According to a Circular No. 2 (the Circular) released by the Tariff Commission of the State Council (the Tariff Commission), which is a multi-ministerial board...

US Government Imposes Comprehensive Restrictions on Exports/Reexports to Huawei and Its Affiliates and Issues...

The US government has taken coordinated actions this week that target Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (Huawei), effectively cutting it off from sourcing US products...

Webinar Invitation: The Rising Importance of Trade Secrets in the Digital Age

Financial institutions are leading the way in adopting new technologies such as machine learning, AI and “big data.” These and other technologies now play...

May 2019 International Trade Compliance Update

Read publication  The May 2019 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update features the following updates:WTO: Australia ratifies Government Procurement Agreement; 6 regional trade...

Australia: New Queensland Solar Farm Regulations Change the Way Solar Farms Are to be...

On 13 May 2019, new regulations governing the commercial installation of solar panels on all Queensland solar farms came into force. What are the regulations? The new...

Singapore: Wrongful Dismissal Claims What We Now Know

When the Employment Act (Amendment) Bill ("EA") was released in October 2018 (click here to read more), the issue that sparked the most discussion was the...

Singapore: Monetary Authority of Singapore Consults on Proposed Payment Services Regulations

On 10 April 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a consultation paper on the Proposed Payment Services Regulations (Consultation Paper).1 You may...

Australia: It’s Time to Get Efficient, Honest and Fair. Or Else.

On 12 March 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate And Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019 received assent after passing both houses of Parliament....

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