We are pleased to present the latest edition of the Norton Rose Fulbright Guide to Business ethics and anti-corruption Asia Pacific laws. The rapid and extensive developments in the anti-corruption landscape in the Asia Pacific region and elsewhere in the world, as well as the growing importance of certain jurisdictions, have rendered the publication of this updated edition both timely and necessary.
The purpose of this Guide is to provide legal, governance, risk and compliance practitioners who are interested in the region with an overview of anti-corruption regimes and related laws in the Asia Pacific context. The sheer diversity within Asia Pacific presents those who have regional responsibility with both complex and unique challenges. We hope this Guide goes some way towards meeting those needs.
This new edition of the Guide has a coverage which includes Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The laws are effective as of June 1, 2016 unless otherwise indicated.
We look forward to supporting you as you navigate the anti-corruption regimes in your business dealings in this dynamic, entrepreneurial and exciting region.
UK: Real Estate Focus: November 2020
In this edition, we take a look at a Supreme Court decision on the enforceability of a restrictive covenant; real estate tax developments; the latest on “right to rent” checks; and the meaning of “vacant possession”.
Australia: Responsible entity Theta Asset Management Ltd (in liq) and managing director penalised for defective PDS
On November 19, 2020, the Federal Court of Western Australia held that Theta Asset Management Ltd (In Liquidation) as well as its managing director breached the Corporations Act on numerous occasions by issuing five defective Product Disclosure Statements (PDSs) for the Sterling Income Trust (Trust).