Launch of Asia Pacific Guide to Privilege 2019

Please click here to access a preview of the Guide. We are pleased to launch the 2019 edition of our Asia Pacific Guide to Privilege. Businesses are increasingly faced with multi-jurisdictional disputes where evidence rarely falls within the borders of a single country and complex legal privilege issues often surface when dealing with communications across multiple … Read more

Singapore: MAS withdraws second merchant bank status in AML push

In line with its increased commitment to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has ordered the closure of Falcon Private Bank Ltd, Singapore Branch (Falcon Bank). On 11 October 2016, the MAS stated that it was withdrawing the merchant bank status of Falcon Bank for serious failures … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore hosts round table discussion on “preserving privilege: practical issues in the context of disputes and investigations”

On Wednesday 13 January 2016, a cross section of our clients based in Singapore joined our Disputes and Corporate Crime & Investigations teams and Bankim Thanki QC, a leading commercial advocate and litigator who has practised extensively in the region and the editor of The Law of Privilege (Oxford), for a roundtable discussion on the … Read more

Thai anti-bribery laws are extended to cover foreign officials and bribery through “associated” persons

Recent amendments to the Organic Act on Counter Corruption B.E. 2542 (1999) have created a new suite of bribery offences for foreign public officials, international organisation workers and state officials who ask for or accept bribes and for individuals and legal entities who offer or give bribes to foreign officials, international organisation workers or state … Read more

New guide to anti-corruption regulation in Asia Pacific launched

Over the past two years we have witnessed an exponential increase in global efforts to combat corruption. Nowhere is this more visible than Asia, where a number of countries have recently passed new anti-corruption legislation or taken steps to strengthen their existing anti-corruption frameworks. Local anti-corruption laws should now be the main compliance concern for … 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 full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the name of the country.  A brief … 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 looks at the opportunities and challenges for companies investing in Mynamar. The speakers will discuss, … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills publishes new Asia-Pacific employment law guide and new edition of the Guide on financial services regulation in Asia Pacific

Last month saw two publications in our popular series of Asia-Pacific guides. Our new Asia-Pacific employment law guide provides a detailed summary of the ‘need-to-know’ elements of employment law in 18 jurisdictions across the Asia-Pacific region.  This guide will be of particular interest to businesses engaging employees across the region. We are also pleased to … Read more