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Australia has lifted certain sanctions on Iran
Insight 18 Feb 2016

In response to recent confirmation that Iran has met its international nuclear commitments the Australian Government has lifted all nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions against that country Partner Rachel Nicolson Managing Associate Hilary Birks and Associate Sarah Jenkins report on what ...

The investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Insight 14 Dec 2015

The release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has renewed the debate about the ability of foreign investors to sue governments under investor-State dispute settlement mechanisms which are commonly part of international trade agreements or investment treaties between States ...

Senate inquiry on foreign bribery - corporate culture to take centre stage
Insight 25 Jun 2015

The Senate has this week referred a broad-ranging inquiry into foreign bribery to the Senate Economic References Committee The terms of the reference provide for a substantial review of Australias foreign bribery laws and enforcement regime with a particular focus on corporate culture issues and ...

What next after FATF's mixed review of Australia's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime?
Insight 11 May 2015

The Financial Action Task Force has released its report on the effectiveness of Australias anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime focusing on the extent to which it complies with international standards The reports findings and recommendations come at a key stage in the ...

OECD releases report on Australia's anti-bribery enforcement
Insight 28 Apr 2015

The OECD Working Group on Bribery has issued a follow-up report on the extent to which Australia is meeting its obligations under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention The OECD has recommended further law reform and other measures to boost enforcement of foreign bribery offences Partner Rachel Nicolson ...

United States implements novel sanctions regime to combat cyber threats
Insight 22 Apr 2015

President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order enabling the US Department of Treasury to implement targeted sanctions against foreign individuals or entities whose cyber-enabled activities result in significant threats to the national security foreign policy economic health or financial ...

Australia implements expanded sanctions against Russia
Insight 02 Apr 2015

Australia has imposed sector-wide prohibitions on a range of imports to exports from and commercial activities with Russia Crimea and Sevastopol Partner Rachel Nicolson Associate Andrew Wilcock and Law Graduate Alice Crawford report on how these sanctions will impact on companies engaged in business ...

New corporate laws to improve doing business in Vietnam
Insight 11 Mar 2015

A new Law on Enterprises aimed at making it easier to do business in Vietnam implements key changes to the regulation of all companies operating in Vietnam and will allow companies greater freedom in the activities they may conduct Partners Linh Bui and Robert Fish Senior Associate Chi Ha and ...

The changing landscape of international investment agreements
Insight 03 Mar 2015

A recent United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report identifies recent trends in international investment agreements and investor-state dispute settlement - among them a rise in the integration of sustainable development objectives including via more careful regulation by states of ...

The year to come for Australia's Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing regime
Insight 27 Feb 2015

Having recently acquired a new CEO and a significant funding boost AUSTRAC is being closely watched by reporting entities for an indication of its future direction and priorities both at the policy and the enforcement level In light of this and with major review reports pending 2015 promises to be a ...