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26 March 2018
Transparency International published its 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), showing just modest improvements for most countries in Asia Pacific, but with some higher risk countries continuing to slide in the overall rankings. The rankings are significant...
9 March 2018
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised the Republic of Indonesia on the update of its US$25 billion trust certificates (sukuk) issuance programme and the issuance of a US$3 billion dual tranche sukuk (comprising 5-year "green" sukuk and 10-year...
5 March 2018
When is a contract rendered unenforceable as a result of illegality? It is a question that goes to the heart of every commercial transaction and is a notoriously knotty problem. On one hand, the law has to deter contractual parties from engaging in illegal...
9 February 2018
Clifford Chance is pleased to provide the latest edition of our Guide to Anti-Corruption Legislation in Asia Pacific. Our lawyers continually strive to provide the most up-to-date guidance to help you comply with the anti-corruption laws and regulations in the...
6 February 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) is the biggest shift in data protection and privacy legislation in Europe for a generation, with extraterritorial effect, so an Asia Pacific-based company may have to comply even though it is not based in Europe. Failure...
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Announces Annual Revisions to the Thresholds of the HSR Act and Prohibition Against Interlocking Directors
26 January 2018
Pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, parties to an acquisition or merger meeting certain annually adjusted thresholds must make a pre-closing notification to the U.S. antitrust authorities and abide by a mandatory waiting...
Challenges to Recent Transactions Are a Reminder That Antitrust Risks Can Remain if Closing Has Already Occurred (and Even if Pre-merger Notification Filings Were Made)
27 December 2017
Last week the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice each separately challenged recently closed transactions that they claim would harm competition in the US. The DOJ filed suit in relation to TransDigm Group's recent acquisition of two businesses...
7 August 2017
使用科技以提供、增强或者“扰乱”金融服务正在改变 着这个行业。无论是正在升级现有金融服务的传统金融 机构，还是正在开发创新产品的新兴企业，或者是正在 考虑当前监管体制是否适宜的主管部门或行业协会，这 份综述将会帮助您在亚太地区复杂的金融科技产品监管 框架中找到方向。
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...