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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 under English law The decision has consequences for Australian corporates conducting cross-border ...

The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme - from Bill to Law
Insight 10 Sep 2018

The Federal Government recently passed the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act This is an entirely new regulatory scheme that will require persons who undertake activities on behalf of a foreign government or political organisation to register with the Attorney Generals Department if those ...

Corporate governance beyond shareholder interests
Insight 14 Aug 2018

The proposed 4th edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles amp Recommendations includes substantial changes to Principle 3 Instil the desired culture to focus squarely on social licence to operate with stronger reference to stakeholders beyond shareholders and specific recommendations on ...

Linklaters Insights: A Cross-Border Guide to Joint Ventures
Insight 27 Jul 2018

This Cross-Border Guide considers questions that commonly arise on joint venture deals and how they can be resolved in 26 jurisdictions While no two joint venture deals are the same we hope this is a useful guide to some of the main features of doing cross-border deals ...

US court holds foreign corporations not liable for human rights harms under Alien Tort Statute
Insight 20 Jul 2018

In a decision on human rights litigation that has important consequences for business a divided US Supreme Court has held that foreign corporations will not be held liable in suits brought under the Alien Tort Statute Partner Rachel Nicolson Associate Shamistha Selvaratnam and Graduate Calypso ...

Modern Slavery Bill introduced - how will this impact Australian businesses?
Insight 28 Jun 2018

The Modern Slavery Bill has been introduced into Federal Parliament If it passes Australian entities or entities carrying on business in Australia with at least 100 million global consolidated revenue will be required to submit a statement on risks of modern slavery in their operations and supply ...

ASIC overhauls AFS licensing relief for foreign financial service providers
Insight 05 Jun 2018

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released its highly anticipated consultation paper on licensing relief for foreign financial services providers The said new licensing regime will be broadly in line with that applied to other AFS licensees but with relief from some provisions ...

Linklaters Insights: Business Crime Quarterly
Insight 18 Apr 2018

The high level of global financial crime is a drain on corporate resources and governments around the world are attempting to stay one step ahead of the criminals with new measures to tackle corruption In the Business Crime Quarterly Winter 2018 edition our global alliance partner Linklaters ...

Federal Court homes in on Anti-Dumping Commission's calculation of duties on Chinese steel imports
Insight 11 Apr 2018

In a rare appellate court decision dealing with anti-dumping law the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has clarified that the Anti-Dumping Commissions ability to calculate hypothetical amounts for the purposes of determining normal value is not at large and must conform strictly with ...

Best practice guidelines for self-reporting of foreign bribery
Insight 09 Feb 2018

Best practice guidelines for self-reporting of foreign bribery and related offending by corporations have been published by the Australian Federal Police and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions This follows hot on the heels of a Bill tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament which if passed ...