The White House issued a “Fact Sheet” summarizing the outcome of the meetings between President Xi and President Obama with respect to areas in which the United States and Chinese governments agreed “to work together to constructively manage our differences” and decided “to expand and deepen cooperation.”
Although internal whistleblower complaints have long played an important role in the Chinese government’s anti-corruption campaign against government officials, these complaints have recently become a significant concern and challenge for many multinational companies operating in China.
A new Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2015 (“SGCO 2015”) will replace the current SGCO 2013 with effect from 2 November 2015. According to Singapore Customs, the SGCO 2015 brings Singapore’s strategic goods control list up to date with the 2014 Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List and the 2014 European Union’s List of Dual-Use Items.
China’s Ninth Amendment to the PRC Criminal Law was adopted on 29 August 2015 and becomes effective on 1 November 2015. The Ninth Amendment introduces stricter measures on bribe-givers. Under this new regime, individuals and organizations involved in corrupt activities will also be subject to tougher sanctions.
On 3 September 2015, extensive amendments were introduced to the law in Japan which deals with the protection of personal information, “The Act on the Protection of Personal Information”.
On 30 June 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision which requires the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources to revoke MEMR Regulation No. 17 of 2013 on Purchase of Power by PLN from Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants.
It is our pleasure to present the first edition of Baker McKenzie’s Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook (“Handbook”). Given the success of last year’s Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws in EMEA, we have now expanded our coverage to legislation and developments in 47 jurisdictions this year. We appreciate that it…
We asked Mini vandePol (Head of the Baker & McKenzie Global and Asia-Pacific Compliance Practice Group) and Joanna Ludlam (Head of the Baker & McKenzie EMEA Compliance Practice Group) 10 questions about current compliance trends and developments. Here are their answers which every compliance professional should read attentively: Mini vandePol (Hong Kong)…