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India Plugs The Corruption Gaps: Cabinet Amendments To The Poca Amendment Bill, 2013

The anti-corruption legal regime in India has always been oriented towards targeting the demand side of corruption. The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (‘PoCA’)...

Singapore High Court clarifies sentencing principles for public sector and private sector corruption

In a recent decision, the Singapore High Court clarified that in determining an appropriate sentence for corruption, the Court will take into account the...

Iran’s markets opening up for Australia

Julie Bishop's recent visit to Iran - the first by an Australian foreign minister in over a decade - marks an important step in...

Before Disaster Strikes: Planning for the Worst Instead of Hoping for the Best

We rarely think about emergencies before they arrive on our doorstep. Yet, the recent civil unrest in Baltimore has presented another eye-opening reminder that...

China: Long Awaited Indirect Transfer Regulation Replacing Notice 698

In late 2009, the PRC tax authorities issued their most influential and also most controversial anti-avoidance tool, Notice 6981, to combat indirect transfers designed...

Directors Beware: Business Email Compromise – The Latest Fraud Scam Threatening Hong Kong Companies

International criminals are targeting staff of SMEs and multinational companies with money transfer authority in what the US Federal Bureau of Investigation are calling...

5 Essential Elements of Corporate Compliance – A Global Template

Effectively managing corporate compliance efforts in today's regulatory environment--preventing corporate officers and employee from engaging in illegal practices, while also addressing a wide array...

Singapore enhances Monetary Authority of Singapore Act to strenghten AML regime

To enhance and also align Singapore’s anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) regime with the international standards set by the...

Hong Kong: SAIC Publishes Landmark Antitrust Regulation for Intellectual Property Rights

On 7 April 2015, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) published the long awaited Regulation on the Prohibition of Conduct Eliminating or...

Australia: Mandatory Data Retention Bill passed

The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 (new law) passed both houses of parliament on Thursday 26 March 2015. The new...

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