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 companies doing business or investing in Asia Pacific.

Our updated Guide to Anti-corruption Regulation in Asia Pacific navigates the complexities of both extra-territorial statutes and domestic laws to provide a practical guide to applicable anti-bribery legislation and enforcement regimes.  As well as including new chapters on Australia and Myanmar, we have introduced a checklist at the end of each chapter.  This gives readers an at a glance summary of the ‘need to know’ legal and enforcement issues. Read more of this post

OECD Foreign Bribery Report

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Foreign Bribery Report (Report) this week.  The Report is the OECD’s first ever analysis of foreign bribery on a global scale.  It analyses 427 legal cases involving companies (164 cases) and individuals (263 cases) who allegedly bribed foreign public officials in one or more of the 41 signatory countries to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (Convention).  Continue reading

Herbert Smith Freehills launches new legal guide to “Financial Services Regulation in Asia Pacific”

Herbert Smith Freehills officially launched its new legal guide to “Financial Services Regulation in Asia Pacific” on 9 October 2014 in Hong Kong and in Sydney on 13 October 2014.

The guide, which covers 14 jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region, has been compiled by our network of Herbert Smith Freehills regulatory specialists and local counsel, led by Will Hallatt and Valerie Tao, and including: Continue reading