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Malaysia: New Order on Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing

The Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing (Security Council Resolutions) (Al-Qaida and Taliban) (Amendment) Order 2014 ("Amendment Order") recently came into force...

Australia: Expansion of Sanctions relating to Russia and Ukraine

The Australian Government has released for comment the draft regulations and specification instrument to implement expanded sanctions relating to Russia and Ukraine (announced 1...

Public Prosecutor v Teo Chu Ha: Corruption despite consideration

In a recent Singapore Court of Appeal decision, it was held that a charge of corruption can be madeout even where consideration was paid...

Malaysia: Enforcement of Compounding Regulations

16 November 2014 - The Personal Data Protection Department ("PDPD") has announced its intention to enforce compounding regulations pursuant the Personal Data Protection Act...

Australia: Mandatory Data Retention Legislation Released

The introduction of data retention laws for carriers and carriage service providers has been discussed between the federal government and the Australian telecommunications industry...

Singapore: Latest AML revisions – What has changed, what is to come?

The Finance and Home Affairs Ministries and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) followed the Financial Action Task Force's 2013 publication "Guidance on National...

South Korea: New Anti-Corruption Law coming soon?

4 November 2014 - The South Korean National Assembly is currently discussing an amendment of its anti-corruption laws. The new law would increase the...

Australia: Competition Regulator proposes First Authorisation of Resale Price Maintenance

On 21 October 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft determination proposing to grant conditional authorization to an Australian...

Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes Draft Competition Guidelines

On 9 October 2014 the Hong Kong Competition Commission published Draft Guidelines required under the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance. The publication of the Draft...

Only Four Countries Actively Enforce OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

On 23 October 2014, Transparency International published a report which analyzed the enforcement of the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Anti Bribery...

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