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Keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of compliance regulations is one of the biggest challenges of our work. These updates will make that a little easier. Use the legal and regulatory feed to stay current on the latest news and regulations impacting the world of compliance.

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US DOJ Emphasizes Individual Accountability and Amends Approach to Cooperation Credit

12/10/2018

The US Justice Department has adjusted its approach to holding individuals, and not only corporations, responsible for improper conduct.

A New Proposed Metric For Defense Co. Corruption Risk

12/06/2018

Transparency International’s Defense & Security Program recently released for comment a draft version of the 2019 Questionnaire and Model Answer document for the third edition of its Defense Companies Anti-Corruption Index.

Portugal: Regulation 1/2018

12/06/2018

The Portuguese Data Protection National Commission has approved Regulation 1/2018, pursuant to Articles 35, no. 4 and 57, no. 1, k) of the GDPR, that provides a list of personal data processing activities that must be subject to a Data Protection Impact Assessment.

US District Court Declines to Accept SEC’s Argument

12/05/2018

On November 27, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued a decision that is already being reported as one holding that a token is not a “security.”

Ukraine Initiates Taxation of Crypto Assets

12/05/2018

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission recently announced that it will adopt new measures to protect the interests of investors in virtual asset portfolios or funds, and explore the potential regulation of virtual asset trading platforms.

China Employment Law Update, October 2018 Edition

11/22/2018

PRC authorities have recently issued several national notices to repeal the employment permit and work authorization requirement for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao residents (“HTM residents“) working in mainland China.

Hong Kong: The Dawn of Virtual Assets Regulations: New Measures for Crypto Funds Activities...

11/21/2018

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) recently announced that it will adopt new measures to protect the interests of investors in virtual asset portfolios or funds, and explore the potential regulation of virtual asset trading platforms.

Next Step for Myanmar Competition Law: The Competition Commission

11/18/2018

The long-awaited Myanmar Competition Commission (Commission) has been appointed. Notification 106/2018 of the Union Government released on 31 October 2018 appointed the various members of the Commission.