Mondaq Asia Pacific: Criminal Law
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Recent anti-corruption enforcement developments in Asia should serve as a call to action for international and domestic companies operating in the region.
Mayer Brown JSM
The Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in the UK announced a consultation concerning a new draft Code of Practice setting out a proposed approach to the use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements.
Holding Redlich
The decision confirms that the determination of criminal guilt should be left to courts of criminal jurisdiction.
Carroll & O'Dea
This recent NSW Act sparked discussion of the impact that mandatory sentencing has on Australia's indigenous population.
Stacks/The Law Firm
Plans are afoot to drop the more asinine and outdated laws, although people will always try to find a way around the law.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
The World Bank's Integrity Vice Presidency is an independent unit within the Bank to investigate bank project misconduct.
WilmerHale
On December 26 and 25, 2013, respectively, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) promulgated two circulars, Circular [2013] No. 49 (Circular 49) and Circular [2013] No. 50 (Circular 50). Circular 49, issued by NHFPC's Chinese Medicine Management Bureau, provides comprehensive anti-corruption compliance requirements to be observed by hospitals and physicians, and Circular 50 establishes a "blacklist" system on pharmaceutical and medical device providers.
King & Wood Mallesons
Companies should conduct a business review in preparing a compliance programme and also conduct regular internal audits.
Long An Law Firm
Senior executives of multinational corporations have turned their attention to one issue: which economic crimes are associated with commercial bribery?
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On July 17, 2013, after the investigation of GSK became public, the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration announced a six-month crackdown on misconduct in its drug market.
K&L Gates
Anti-corruption compliance measures should be reassessed - both periodically and in light of these recent developments.
Foley & Lardner
Until recently, the primary risk that China’s culture of business corruption posed to multinationals was that they might run afoul of the FCPA or the UK Bribery Act.
King & Wood Mallesons
Bribery refers to offering money or property to a state functionary with the intent to acquire illegal enrichment.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In the three months since the Communist Party of China convened its 18th National Congress in November 2012, the CPC’s new leaders repeatedly have emphasized the important policy goal of combatting corruption.
Paul Hastings LLP
Anti-corruption enforcement efforts in China historically have tended to focus on the recipients of bribery
Mayer Brown JSM
The head of the UK's Serious Fraud Office has proposed a change to the Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act"), seeking broader powers to get tough with corporations that fail to prevent their staff from committing financial crimes.
Singh & Associates
Constitutional Bench of Hon’ble S.C. comprising Chief Justice P. Sathasivam , Justice B.S. Chauhan , Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S.A. Bobde.
Singh & Associates
Science plays a very important role in our lives. Our day to day activity is surrounded by science. Dictionary meaning of Science is "the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.
Vaish Associates Advocates
An amount 1.945 billion Swiss Francs (about INR 9,295 Crore) has been alleged to have been laundered or stacked by Indians in Swiss banks.
Singh & Associates
"In our country children are considered as a gift from the heaven and if the child is a boy then nothing could be more soothing for the family and from the very beginning children are exempted from severe punishment for any wrong committed on their part irrespective of the gravity of the act".
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Vaish Associates Advocates
An amount 1.945 billion Swiss Francs (about INR 9,295 Crore) has been alleged to have been laundered or stacked by Indians in Swiss banks.
Singh & Associates
"In our country children are considered as a gift from the heaven and if the child is a boy then nothing could be more soothing for the family and from the very beginning children are exempted from severe punishment for any wrong committed on their part irrespective of the gravity of the act".
Singh & Associates
In a criminal trial the charge is the foundation of the accusation & every care must be taken to see that it is not only properly framed but evidence is only tampered with respect to matters put in the charge and not the other matters.
Carroll & O'Dea
This recent NSW Act sparked discussion of the impact that mandatory sentencing has on Australia's indigenous population.
HopgoodGanim
The article set out key lessons for companies, directors, market participants and investors about corporate governance.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Facilitation payments are used to persuade government officials to do a task that they are already obligated to do.
Foley & Lardner
Until recently, the primary risk that China’s culture of business corruption posed to multinationals was that they might run afoul of the FCPA or the UK Bribery Act.
Singh & Associates
The criminalisation of Cyber Defamation in India.
DLA Piper Australia
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Jones Day
Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the creation of a Royal Commission to inquire into corruption and financial impropriety around trade unions.
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