District Judge Approves Extradition of Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Resident Accused in US Navy...

A Singapore court approved the extradition of a Singaporean and a Malaysian with permanent residency who face charges of conspiring to defraud, using electronic or wire communication to obtain money and property fraudulently, and submitting false claims to the U.S. Navy.

The new global anti-bribery standard – how will your company measure up?

After several years of development, involving input from over 50 countries, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has finally published ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard - a new international standard designed to assist organisations worldwide in implementing and maintaining effective anti-bribery systems.

Singapore: Defamatory Internet Publications – The Need for Electronic Evidence

In a recent Singapore High Court case, the Plaintiffs failed to prove defamation mainly because they could not establish that the Defendants had published allegedly defamatory online articles.

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.

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