The US adds certain Russian oligarchs, officials, and entities to its Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List
April 13, 2018
The Australian economy is continuing to feel the effects of two important dynamics – the steady march of globalisation and digital disruption.
April 05, 2018
On 29 December 2017 the Standardization Administration of China issued an Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification （GB/T 35273-2017）(the “Specification”), which will come into effect on 1 May 2018.
February 02, 2018
Continued scrutiny by authorities, enforcement actions and complex regulatory developments are at the forefront of the challenges facing all financial institutions businesses today.
January 12, 2018
After a long period of consultation, the Australian Government has tabled a Bill aimed at improving protection for whistleblowers in the corporate, financial, credit and tax sectors.
December 08, 2017
The Chair of the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee, Mr Chris Crewther MP, yesterday tabled the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s (Committee) Inquiry Report seeking to address the scourge of modern slavery in Australia and abroad (Report).
Deferred Prosecution Agreement scheme and failure to prevent bribery offence for Australia
December 06, 2017
In this latest banking reform updater, we discuss the international standard set by the Financial Stability Board (‘FSB’) regarding Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (‘TLAC’) and its European counterpart, the Minimum Requirement for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (‘MREL’) together with the European Banking Authority’s (‘EBA’) October 2017 opinion on the UK’s departure from the EU.
November 28, 2017
In our previous posts we tracked the legislative process of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”), and identified the key issues arising for the energy sector from the Ukrainian/Russian parts of the legislation.
November 09, 2017
China’s new Cyber Security Law came into effect on 1 June 2017. Within a few months of its implementation, local authorities in various regions across China have taken numerous enforcement actions against businesses for violations.
November 08, 2017