Asia-Pacific

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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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