We are pleased to present Anti-corruption laws in Asia Pacific.
This guide forms part of our key Asia Pacific publication series
which currently includes Arbitration in Asia Pacific, Banking
security law in Asia Pacific, Disclosure and privilege in Asia
Pacific, M&A law in Asia Pacific, Joint ventures: protections
for minority shareholders in Asia Pacific, Doing business in Asia
Pacific and Renewable energy in Asia Pacific.
The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of
international and national anti-corruption regimes within an Asia
Pacific context. It highlights how corporations should best
approach anti-corruption compliance, transactional and third party
due diligence and corruption investigations. It also examines
related issues from anti-money laundering and whistleblowing
regimes. For ease of jurisdictional comparison, we have arranged
for each chapter to be organized according to the following
International anti-corruption conventions and
Anti-bribery legislation and major offences
Facilitation payments, hospitality and gifts
Corporate liability for the acts of subsidiaries, employees and
Liability of individual directors and officers
Anti-money laundering legislation
We hope that this guide will provide a useful introduction to a
field which has assumed a critical importance for companies,
individuals and regulatory authorities alike.
The guide is simply a summary of the key issues relevant to
anti-corruption and is not a substitute for legal advice. If you
would like to discuss any of the issues raised here, please get in
touch with us.
Norton Rose Group is one of the few truly global practices with
a proven expertise in handling international corruption matters,
particularly, within Asia Pacific. The Business Ethics and
Anti-Corruption Group advises clients on all matters relating to
business ethics and anti-corruption and has acted in major
corruption investigations within Asia Pacific.
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We wish to thank the following for their contributions to this
Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.,
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