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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 Allens examines 24 jurisdictions across the Asia-Pacific Europe ...

Foreign stamp duty surcharge of 7 per cent introduced in South Australia
Insight 23 Jan 2018

South Australia has introduced a stamp duty surcharge of 7 per cent for direct and indirect acquisitions of residential land by foreign purchasers with effect from 1 January 2018 Partner Adrian Chek and Summer Clerk Emma Croft report on the surcharge and summarise the position across Australia ...

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 summaries on the recently published judgment in the Tabcorp civil ...

Proposed Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme to shine light on foreign interests lobbying
Insight 20 Dec 2017

The Federal Government has introduced into Parliament legislation that if passed will create the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme which will require persons and entities who have arrangements with or undertake activities for foreign principals to meet certain registration obligations The scheme ...

Australian Modern Slavery Act: Final Report recommends mandatory supply chain reporting with penalties for non-compliance
Insight 14 Dec 2017

After a year-long inquiry a parliamentary committee has recommended that Australia establish a Modern Slavery Act including mandatory reporting for large businesses on modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains The introduction of a Modern Slavery Act is set to be a game-changer with ...

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 Australias foreign bribery laws and introduce a Deferred Prosecution Agreement scheme for resolving corporate criminal ...

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

Today the Federal Government will introduce legislation that will significantly overhaul Australias foreign bribery laws and will also establish a deferred prosecution regime that is intended to provide an incentive for companies to self-report a range of serious white-collar crime matters The ...

Draft whistleblower legislation puts onus on big business
Insight 25 Oct 2017

Big business should be aware of mandatory publishing requirements for whistleblower policies and a reverse onus of proof for compensation which is among a raft of whistleblower reforms contained in draft legislation released following a Senate inquiry report Partner Rachel Nicolson and Associate ...

Senate calls for rewards and increased protections for whistleblowers
Insight 03 Oct 2017

A broadened definition of whistleblower reforms to establish greater protections for whistleblowers and increased sanctions for retaliatory conduct are some of the recommendations by a Senate committee looking into whistleblower protections in the corporate public and not-for-profit sector We expect ...

Supply chains and modern slavery: reporting on the rise
Insight 18 Sep 2017

The release of the Attorney-Generals consultation paper on modern slavery in supply chains and the recent interim inquiry report on establishing an Australian Modern Slavery Act reflect how international standards around corporate respect for human rights are becoming enshrined in law Australian ...