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Hong Kong: Court of Final Appeal clarifies innocent purpose defence to insider dealing

In Securities and Futures Commission v Yiu Hoi Ying Charles and Others (FACV5/2018), the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) handed down a landmark decision on the...

China’s new Law on the Prevention and Control of Soil Pollution imposes new obligations...

Recent developments As part of its "war on pollution", China recently issued its first law addressing soil pollution, the Law on the Prevention and Control...

Updates on the Thai Cybersecurity Bill, the Draft Amendment to the Electronic Transaction Act...

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (“MDES”) has been quite active throughout 2018, having already passed several laws under the digital economy initiatives....

Impact of Recent US and EU Sanctions on the Middle East

October 2018 The state of United States (US), European Union (EU), and other sanctions regimes is in flux like never before, with significant implications for Middle...

Be Prepared – The German DPAs will start random GDPR audits

The Data Protection Supervisory Authorities ("DPAs") for the German states of Lower Saxony and Bavaria recently announced (related information can be found here and...

Hungary: Employers unlawfully requesting criminal records from employees face fines

As a result of the General Data Protection Regulation, it has become more difficult for companies to request criminal records from their prospective and current employees. Those companies who break the rules can expect significant fines under the GDPR.

Baker McKenzie Seminars: Impact of recent US and EU sanctions on international trade

Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to interactive seminars in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in October 2018 to discuss the implications of recent US and EU sanctions on international trade.

Portugal: Legal Regime on the Beneficial Ownership Central Register – Implementation Ministerial Order

In Portugal, the Ministerial Order 233/2018, which regulates the Legal Regime on the Beneficial Ownership Central Register, was issued.

UK: Court of Appeal moves to protect Legal Professional Privilege

The Court of Appeal has handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the case of The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2006, overturning the most controversial aspect of the first instance decision.

New Ecuadorean resolutions establish mandatory compliance programs for financial institutions and insurance companies

The Ecuadorean authorities have issued mandatory resolutions for compliance matters to establish anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism compliance programs.

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