2016 Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook released

Baker & McKenzie released the 2016 edition of its Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Handbook. You can read the Handbook for free on Global Compliance News.

Singapore: New Cybersecurity Laws in the Works

A new, standalone Cybersecurity Act will be tabled in the Singapore Parliament next year.

MAS Issues Proposed Enhancements to Resolution Regime for Financial Institutions in Singapore

The MAS' proposed framework covers recovery and resolution planning, temporary stays and suspensions of termination rights triggered by resolution, statutory bail-in powers, cross-border recognition of resolution actions, creditor safeguards and resolution funding.

A Reminder of the Long Arm of US laws: Singapore and Malaysian Nationals Plead...

In March 2016, the San Diego Federal District Court sentenced a Singaporean man to 63 months' imprisonment for knowingly and intentionally conspiring with others to defraud the U.S. Navy by obtaining the payment of false and fraudulent claims.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): Anti-Corruption Principles

In February 2016, 12 countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. We highlight in this post TPP standards on anti-corruption as well as the potential implications on Singapore and Malaysia,

Compliance Benchmark 2016: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Following our summary in March 2015, we have again summarized the main compliance benchmarking surveys which have been published over the past 12 months and summarized their results.

Baker & McKenzie Launches 2016 Global Data Protection Enforcement Report

We surveyed local counsel in 37 jurisdictions throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, and asked them to describe the legal risks associated with violations of data protection laws, and summarize enforcement activities among local data protection authorities.

Protecting Privilege: What is Legal Privilege and how does it apply to taxpayers?

The concept of legal privilege is important to in-house tax practitioners in both stages of planning and defending an audit. Issues regarding what kind of information or documents are protected by privilege and how to assert and protect privilege should be considered carefully.

Antitrust risk re-assessment in newly concentrated markets: practical ways to preserve freedom from investigation

The economic literature explains that most markets tend towards oligopoly over the longer term. This does not necessarily imply that competition is impaired.

Global Compliance News goes Cybersecurity – Baker & McKenzie’s Cybersecurity Counter-Offensive Asia Pacific Guide

What are the rules protecting data in Asia Pacific? What can you do to recover information if you have been hacked? The Cybersecurity Counter-offensive Asia Pacific Guide has been launched in response to a wave of new cybersecurity legislation throughout the Asia Pacific region to regulate and monitor cybersecurity.

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