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UK Statement on Legal Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts

A UK Government-backed, industry-led initiative has published an expert legal statement recognising cryptoassets as property and smart contracts as enforceable agreements under English law....

Hong Kong: SFC Clarifies Regulatory Standards for Electronic Record Keeping

Download Full Version in PDFHong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued a circular on 31 October 2019 ("Circular") clarifying its expectations of SFC-licensed...

UK Pensions – Time for a compliance health check?

There has been a swathe of new legislation and regulatory developments impacting defined benefit pension schemes in the UK over the last few years. And...

Mexico: Provisions on Reception and Disposal of Gifts, Presents or Equivalent by Public Officials...

On 12 November 2019, the Secretary of Public Administration (SFP) published in the Federal Official Gazette the "Resolution issuing the provisions regarding the reception...

SEC Enforcement Annual Report: Retail Focus Raises Regulatory Risk for Investment Advisers

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Enforcement recently issued its 2019 Annual Report (ENF Annual Report), which you can read in...

Criminal Liability for Attempted Trade Secret Theft May Not Require Trade Secrets in the...

Demonstrating trade secret misappropriation in a civil case often turns on the IP owner's ability to show that it has a protectable trade secret....

Fraud in the Workplace: Thailand

Our Fraud in the Workplace series highlights the most common types of fraud at work and what companies should be aware of to prevent...

How are German Data Protection Authorities going to determine a fine? EUR 14.5 million...

In October 2019, the German Data Protection Authorities ("DPAs") published guidelines on how they are going to determine the amount of a fine in...

Supreme Court Issues Rules for Inspections for Administrative Investigations by Philippine Competition Commission

Recent DevelopmentsThe Supreme Court has recently issued A.M. No. 19-08-06-SC or the "Rule on Administrative Search and Inspection under the Philippine Competition Act" (Rules)....

UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement: Key Implications

On 17 October 2019 the UK and EU approved a revised Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...

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