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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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EU: 5th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive Published


The EU Commission proposed the revised AMLD in July 2016 as part of its Action Plan against terrorism announced in February 2016, after the attacks in Paris and Brussels, and as a reaction to the Panama Papers published in April 2016.

Taiwan Cybersecurity Management Act Passed


In addition to government agencies, the Cybersecurity Management Act also requires Providers of Critical Infrastructure to establish and maintain a safe, stable and secure cyber environment.

Vietnam National Assembly Passes the Law on Cybersecurity


The National Assembly of Vietnam passed the Law on Cybersecurity on 12 June 2018. This Law will take effect on 1 January 2019.

Follow Up: Deferred Prosecution Agreement Roundtable


Baker McKenzie Toronto hosted an event to discuss legal and policy issues relating to the introduction of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Canada. Here are the key takeaways.

Argentina’s President Issues Regulations for New Antitrust Law


The new law introduces five significant changes that companies should consider while doing business in Argentina.

Lisa Osofsky Announced as New Director of the SFO


Lisa Osofsky will be the new Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), taking over from David Green CB QC. Mark Thompson (the SFO's current Chief Operating Officer) is filling the role on an interim basis before Ms Osofsky takes up the position full time on 3 September 2018.

Update – Key UK Court Decision on the Meaning of “Defect” in the Product Liability Directive


The UK High Court adjudicated on the matter of "defective" hip implants. In doing so the High Court took a strict, and arguably more manufacturer friendly, approach.

Update to Australian Export Controls for Tangibles


Australia's export control rules for tangibles have been amended to more closely align with the regime for intangible supplies.