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Would you like financial services with your social network? Facebook consortium to launch new cryptocurrency
Insight 09 Jul 2019

In a bold new play, a consortium led by social media giant Facebook has announced plans to enter the financial services sector through the launch of a cryptocurrency called Libra. Both a currency and a blockchain backed payment system, the ...

A development from the English Court of Appeal regarding legal professional privilege in internal investigations
Insight 02 Oct 2018

In a recent judgment, the English Court of Appeal reversed a controversial High Court decision that had severely limited the application of legal professional privilege in internal investigations ...

Linklaters Insights: Anti-bribery and corruption law and enforcement across the globe
Insight 24 Jan 2018

Understanding the global reach of anti-bribery and corruption regulation, as well as the application of it within a specific jurisdiction, is key to managing risk for international businesses. Our global alliance partner, with input from ...

Linklaters Insights: Business Crime Quarterly
Insight 19 Jan 2018

In the Business Crime Quarterly Autumn 2017 edition, our global alliance partner Linklaters examined the extent to which international regulators and prosecutors are increasingly working together to tackle economic crime. We contributed ...

Christmas comes early for the AFP and CDPP: Bill introduced to reform foreign bribery laws and introduce DPA scheme
Insight 08 Dec 2017

The Australian Government has introduced the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017 into the Senate, which, if passed into law, will significantly strengthen Australia' ...

Significant overhaul of measures to combat corporate crime
Insight 06 Dec 2017

Today the Federal Government will introduce legislation that will significantly overhaul Australia's foreign bribery laws and will also establish a deferred prosecution regime that is intended to provide an incentive for companies to ...

Australian Government proposes new foreign bribery offences
Insight 07 Aug 2017

Written by Senior Overseas Practitioner Christopher Kerrigan and Associate Malak Johnson Australia's lack of enforcement of foreign bribery legislation has attracted increasing criticism in recent years, but the Federal Government is ...

Human rights: The questions your board and executives should be asking
Insight 21 Jun 2017

Australian boards and senior executives are expected to maintain oversight of risk and compliance issues such as bribery, sanctions, human rights and anti-money laundering. In-house counsel perform ...

Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing: Key questions for boards and executives in 2017
Insight 16 May 2017

Australian boards and senior executives are expected to maintain oversight of risk and compliance issues including bribery, sanctions, human rights and anti-money laundering. In-house counsel perfo ...

Anti-bribery laws and deferred prosecution agreements
Insight 20 Apr 2017

The Australian Government is, via two new consultations, proposing wide-ranging reforms to tackle the challenges that it faces in detecting, and prosecuting, serious corporate crime. Through propos ...

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