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Transparency International Launches the Latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 – China Loses Ground

On 3 December 2014, Transparency International ("TI") launched its latest Corruption Perceptions Index ("CPI") 2014. The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their...

Israel: Securities Authority publishes new guidelines for private placements to Sophisticated Investors

The Israeli Securities Authority (the "ISA") has followed in the SEC's footsteps, and recently published guidelines with regard to the measures to be taken...

Israel: Controversial Identification and Disclosure Obligations under Amendment to AML Law

After attracting the attention of the Israel Bar Association and generating considerable controversy, the 13th Amendment to the Israeli Prohibition on Money Laundering Law...

Only Four Countries Actively Enforce OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

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...

Singapore implements UN sanctions against Iran

The United Nations (Sanctions - Iran) Regulations 2014 ("Sanctions") was enacted and took effect on 29 September 2014. The United Nations (Sanctions...

Snapshot: Credit for antitrust compliance programs around the world

 Last week we analyzed the view of US antitrust enforcers on the existence of a compliance program when assessing the punishment for cartel violations....

New Regulation of Trading Platforms in Israel

Trading platforms are web-based platforms that enable investors to trade in financial assets, such as foreign currency derivatives. As a result of the Internet...

Amendment to the Israeli Mutual Funds Regulation

Until recently, an offer of foreign mutual fund units to the public in Israel was possible only under a fund prospectus approved by the...

New Israeli Legislation regarding the Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies

17 July 2014 - Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) fulfill an important role in the capital market by predicting the probability of a borrower to...

Does discrimination entitle to a remedy of enforcement under Israeli law?

Following Labor Conflict 8924-07-10 Vladislav Avramov versus General Medical Services (Ha’Emek Medical  Center) (Feb. 9, 2014). The issue of discrimination in the workplace...

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