The Australian Federal Government is consulting on a new financial reporting requirement for public companies (listed and unlisted) to disclose information about their consolidated entities, including their country of tax domicile. The change will apply in relation to financial years commencing from 1 July 2023. Submissions can be made until 13 April 2023.
On 17 March 2023, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission issued a Frequently Asked Question relating to the disclosure of interests in PRC issuers under Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance, Cap. 571. Practice Note 25 was published on the same date to provide guidance on the application of the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-backs to PRC issuers in light of the New PRC Regulations.
Welcome to this Podcast called Legal myths and realities about family businesses. This space was created with the purpose of conducting a series of interviews dedicated to the main problems of Venezuelan Family Businesses, debunking myths and discussing their main legal problems in a globalized and increasingly sophisticated world. These conversations will be led by Jesús A. Villegas-Ruiz, Senior Associate of the Corporate and Compliance practice of Baker McKenzie Caracas. In the first chapter of this series of interviews, Jesús talks to Raúl Angulo, General Manager of TEALCA, C.A., about the problems of good corporate governance in decision-making in family businesses.
The Financial Services Regulatory (FSR) Momentum Monitor is a horizon-scanning tool enabling financial service providers to plan and prepare for coming developments across the jurisdictions in which they operate. Grouping upcoming changes into key business-relevant themes, the FSR Momentum Monitor highlights the extent and expected impact of upcoming regulatory intervention in multiple jurisdictions across the globe.
Financial institutions are critical players in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy and, because of their role in allocating capital, they can act as a catalyst in achieving better environmental, social and governance outcomes in society generally. Baker McKenzie’s updated Sustainability Risk Radar analyzes the most pressing sustainability risks that FIs need to consider in 2023.
Join Baker McKenzie for their EU Whistleblowing Directive: Local Implementation Update webinar on Wednesday 29 March 2023 at 14:00 UK / 15:00 Madrid which includes updates on the latest EU employment and compliance developments.
Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled BIS, DOJ and OFAC publish compliance note warning public of Russian evasions of export controls and sanctions on 10 March 2023. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.
Australia’s new Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets is expected to commence on 1 July 2023. Expanding on the existing registers for water interests and agricultural or residential land, the new Register will record foreign interests in a broader range of Australian land, entities, businesses and assets, with significant penalties for non-compliance.
Foreign persons who acquire relevant Australian interests, as well as some Australian entities that could become “foreign” due to ownership changes, may need to implement additional compliance processes to ensure they satisfy the new requirements.
On 3 March 2023, the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice published details of a three-year Pilot Program Regarding Compensation Incentives and Clawbacks. The Compensation Pilot Program is effective 15 March 2023 and from that date it will be applicable to all corporate criminal matters handled by the DOJ Criminal Division. At the same time, DOJ also updated its Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance document to reflect the criteria introduced by the Compensation Pilot Program, among other updates.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore issued the Notice on Business Conduct Requirements for Corporate Finance Advisers on 23 February 2023. This comes around 14 months after the MAS issued the Consultation Paper P020-2021 which proposed to introduce regulatory requirements on the conduct of due diligence by corporate finance advisers, strengthen public confidence and promote informed decision making by investors through quality disclosures.