Japan’s whistleblower laws set to change

Japan's Consumer Affairs Agency is currently considering amendments to expand the scope and increase the effectiveness of Japan's whistleblower protection laws. The proposal is earmarked for implementation later this year. Current status of whistleblower protections in Japan Whistleblowers are protected… Read more

UK Court of Appeal allows private LIBOR claims to proceed

An issue which has in recent years been on the agenda of financial regulators globally is the potential manipulation or fixing of the London InterBank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") and similar rates, by financial institutions.  Given that the LIBOR and similar… Read more

June 2013 Corporate Crime Update

This June 2013 edition of our Corporate Crime Update was published on our FSR blog and covers developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters across a number of jurisdictions, including China and Japan.  For the… Read more

Upcoming Webinars

There are a number of upcoming webinars which are likely to be of particular interest to clients from across the Asian region. Negotiating the challenges of Myanmar - Thursday, 27 June 2013 In this webinar Herbert Smith Freehill's Myanmar practice group… Read more

Tiger Asia Management loses final jurisdictional challenge: Hong Kong’s highest court confirms court’s free-standing power to grant orders over contraventions of the Securities and Futures Ordinance under Section 213

After over two and a half years since US-based hedge fund manager Tiger Asia Management LLC and its three officers (collectively “Tiger Asia”) sought to strike out the application by the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) for orders under section… Read more