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New Rules Offer Greater Protection and Incentives to Whistleblowers in China

China released several provisions on protecting and rewarding whistleblowers for reporting duty crimes offering greater protection and incentives to the whistleblower

US SEC Awards $1.4M-$1.6M to Compliance Employee Under Dodd-Frank’s Whisteblower Provisions

On April 22, 2015, the SEC announced that it had awarded an unidentified company's unidentified compliance officer with a whistleblower award of between $1.4M-$1.6M for...

The US SEC Speaks 2015: Considerations for Foreign Private Issuers

The United States Securities & Exchange Commission (the SEC or the Commission) recently held its annual "SEC Speaks" conference in Washington, DC on February...

Before The Whistle Blows: Recent Developments and Best Practices for Effective Whistleblowing Programs

Currency of information: Spring 2014 News about whistleblowers has been prominent once again during the first half of 2014, both in legal circles and...

Canada: Ontario Securities Commission Proposes a Framework for a New Whistleblower Program

On February 3, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC“) released a staff consultation paper which outlines a proposed framework for an OSC Whistleblower Program. The...

US SEC issues whistleblower program report 2014

On 18 November 2014, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published its 2014 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program (“Report”)– a program...

State of Whistleblowing Legislation in Canada

In recent years, the lack of accountability and transparency of many public and private organizations has been forcefully brought to the forefront of public...

Slovak Republic: New Whistleblower Rules in Competition Law financially reward whistleblowers

On 1 July 2014, new whistleblower regulations came into force in Slovakia. By adopting a new Act No. 151/2014 Coll., amending Act No. 136/2001...

Russia: Changes Proposed to Anti-Corruption Legislation

In the past week, two notable changes have been proposed to anti-corruption legislation in Russia. 1. Companies Guilty of Corruption May be Barred...

UK: Member of a LLP is a worker and therefore entitled to whistleblowing protection

The Supreme Court has held that a former equity partner of a law firm was a worker for the purposes of the Employment Rights...

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