Regulatory

Hungary: GDPR-related Developments by Sector

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The Hungarian Parliament has adopted the sectorial legislative amendments relating to the European Union's data protection reform (Act XXXIV of 2019, the "Amendment") which...

Poland: Further Changes to Data Protection Laws in Poland

On 4 May 2019, further amendments to the rules on processing personal data came into force. They concern over 150 legal statutes and refer...

Seven Things to Consider When Transacting in Africa

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Ahead of the Baker McKenzie African Transactional Summit taking place in Johannesburg in May 2019, Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the Firm’s global...

Australia: New Queensland Solar Farm Regulations Change the Way Solar Farms Are to be...

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On 13 May 2019, new regulations governing the commercial installation of solar panels on all Queensland solar farms came into force. What are the regulations? The new...

US: DOJ Guidelines Incentivize Companies to Self-disclose and Cooperate in False Claims Act Cases

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On 7 May 2019, the US Department of Justice issued Guidelines for Taking Disclosure, Cooperation, and Remediation into Account in False Claims Act Matters,...

Singapore: Monetary Authority of Singapore Consults on Proposed Payment Services Regulations

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On 10 April 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a consultation paper on the Proposed Payment Services Regulations (Consultation Paper).1 You may...

UK: Corporate Governance Reporting: are you prepared?

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Listed PLCs' preparations are well underway for compliance with the 2018 Corporate Governance Code (Code). Preparation for compliance with The Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018...

Australia: It’s Time to Get Efficient, Honest and Fair. Or Else.

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On 12 March 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate And Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019 received assent after passing both houses of Parliament....

More than half of the UK’s very large private companies lack a clear corporate...

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72% of companies surveyed say that they will have difficulty compiling and verifying the information required to comply, while 32% do not have...

China issues a new consolidated law on foreign investment

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On March 15, 2019, the National People’s Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed the Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of...
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