Richard Allen, a principal in Baker McKenzie’s Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Practice Group based in Singapore, recently co-wrote an article with Roohi Ghelani of Ndevr Environmental.
Addressing whistleblower complaints has quickly become front and center for companies in Asia Pacific. Research shows that it is increasingly apparent that whistleblowing programs need to adapt and evolve with the legal and regulatory landscape, and it is vital that management implements a regular review of those programs. Explore Baker McKenzie’s custom research, conducted in collaboration with Acuris Studios, based on responses from 523 senior executives from companies in Asia Pacific.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Ministers agreed to strengthen competition policy and enforcement cooperation at the 54th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 13 to 15 September 2022.
Businesses that operate in the Southeast Asia region are encouraged to undertake a timely review of their operations to ensure that they do not fall foul of competition laws.
Join us on 6 October 2022 in Sydney at the official launch of our new report — Asia Pacific Whistleblowing Landscape: Benchmarking and Best Practices. We will share the results of our recent survey of companies across Asia Pacific in relation to their experiences of whistleblowing complaints and what measures they have adopted. Results of the survey include:
• 41% experienced an increase in reports in the last year
• 42% considered they had received vexatious reports
• 87% had taken disciplinary action in relation to victimization of whistleblowers
Our Asia Pacific Employment & Compensation Team is pleased to provide you with our second quarterly update for 2022 highlighting key employment law changes across the Asia Pacific region.
While Hong Kong and mainland China have had anti-discrimination laws in place that protect employees from various types of discrimination at the workplace, recent developments and increasing employee awareness of their rights have led to increased focus on this area. Whilst Singapore does not currently have any workplace discrimination laws per se, there have been some recent developments.
Join us for this webinar where our employment team from Baker McKenzie Hong Kong & China, and Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow will explore the discrimination laws and regulations in China, Hong Kong and Singapore, consequences for non-compliance, and what employers need to bear in mind regarding their human resources policies.
In this regional update, Baker McKenzie partners provide you with a practical overview of the most notable antitrust legal developments of quarter 2 in 2022 that may affect your business.
As global and regional integration increases, multinational companies ought to navigate numerous custom-related complexities and challenges imposed by relevant authorities in any jurisdiction. This webinar series provide an in-depth coverage of legal frameworks, practical issues and key trends and developments surrounding customs audits in select Asia Pacific jurisdictions.
In March 2022, Baker McKenzie’s Data Privacy & Security Team across offices presented the Asia Pacific edition of Deciphering Data, the Firm’s webinar series that aims to help companies and organisations decode complex developments in data privacy and cybersecurity. Our diverse team of cross-border experts offered their expertise and insight in this webinar series to help you understand the legal lay of the land and prepare for the future of privacy in Asia Pacific and beyond.
In this article, we will discuss the underpinnings of the European Union’s ambitious plan, the “European Union Green Deal”, an agenda to advance the sustainability of member economies and have far-reaching implications for Asia Pacific and Thailand in particular. Given the stringent environmental, sustainability, and other regulatory standards in the EU Green Deal’s Sustainable Products Initiative, it is essential that businesses in Asia Pacific monitor the targets and ambitions of the EU Green Deal to be prepared to comply with higher standards for imports into the EU.