Thailand: Foreign Business License no longer required for certain service businesses

The Ministry of Commerce has issued a ministerial regulation exempting commercial banking, representative offices of foreign banks, and life and non-life insurance operations from the restricted business activities.

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.

Corporate investigations: key issues for boards and in-house lawyers

With the steady increase of global regulation and enforcement across all industries in today's commercial world, the conduct by companies of independent and credible internal investigations is swiftly being recognised as a standalone area of expertise

Thailand: Anti-Money Laundering Law Strengthened

The Thai Anti-Money Laundering Act B.E. 2542 was recently amended. The new amendment makes changes to provisions to be in-line with the current anti-money laundering situation, to increase enforcement efficiency, and to conform to international standards.

Global Overview of Anti-Corruption Laws 2015

It is our pleasure to present the first edition of Baker McKenzie’s Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook (“Handbook”). Given the success of last...

New Amendment to the Anti-Corruption Law Brings Focus on Thai and Foreign Officials

On 9 July 2015, the Government Gazette published Amendment No. 3 to the Anti-Corruption Law, 1999, which came into effect on 10 July 2015....

Mid-Year Review 2015: Anti-Corruption in the Asia-Pacific Region

This article provides a brief overview of the recent anti-corruption developments in the Asia-Pacific region in the first half of 2015. As a...

In Brief – Antitrust & Competition Laws in Asia Pacific

The tables summarize the main topics of the antitrust and competition laws in Asia Pacific. For more information, visit our page "Antitrust Laws around...

Asia-Pacific Antitrust & Competition Law Guidebook 2015

Baker & McKenzie has published its 2015 Asia Pacific Antitrust & Competition Law Guidebook. The Guidebook brings together a summary of commentary on competition laws from...

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