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1 November 2017
Events over the past 18 months have put trade at the centre of international economic diplomacy and may potentially lead to dramatic shifts in the global trade order.
19 October 2017
Key points of interest include the following: In China, MOFCOM's caseload continues to rise – 107 decisions, which is 24% up on the same quarter last year. MOFCOM also took its second conditional decision of 2017 - Brocade's acquisition of...
21 September 2017
This briefing looks at what is happening around Asia with respect to anti-bribery and corruption laws and prosecution. In summary, most jurisdictions are continuing to strengthen their laws and/or increase corporate prosecutions. Regionally, there is an increased...
18 July 2017
Key points of interest include the following: Latest merger control statistics from China – 1 conditional clearance (Dow/DuPont) and 77 unconditional clearances, including Reckitt Benckiser's acquisition of Mead Johnson which was filed as a simple...
Failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion: The new extra-territorial UK criminal offence and its impact on Asian financial institutions
26 June 2017
The UK has enacted a new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion by employees and other associated persons. It is highly extra-territorial, applies to financial institutions and other businesses worldwide, and can apply...
11 April 2017
Key points of interest include the following: Latest merger control stats from China – a quiet start to the year following a busy end to 2016 and no significant cases (deals blocked or remedies imposed). There were unconfirmed reports last month about...
21 February 2017
Transparency International published its 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on 27 January 2017, showing a mixed picture for countries in Asia Pacific, with several countries dropping drastically in their rankings from 2015, while others demonstrating marked...
26 January 2017
Asia-Pacific played a significant role in 2016's record-breaking enforcement actions of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), regionally contributing the largest percentage of cases in terms of both numbers and penalties and accounting for almost one-third...
11 January 2017
Key points of interest include the following: Latest merger control stats from China – MOFCOM finished the year with its second conditional approval of 2016 (Abbott/St Jude) out of over 350 cases reviewed. Continuing a trend from previous quarters,...
10 October 2016
The Paris Agreement, dated December 2015, gives some comfort that renewable energy generation will be ever more important in years to come. However, the likely future of renewables is one where they can be competitive without subsidy. In some cases, that is already...