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India amends anti-corruption law

Earlier this year, the Indian Parliament enacted the Prevention of Corruption Act (Amendment) Act 2018 (the Act) in July, effecting a raft of changes to the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 (PCA). Those set out below are worthy of particular note for businesses operating in India. It is now an offence for any person to … Continue Reading

Amendments to Malaysian anti-corruption law

Background Earlier this year, the Malaysian Parliament amended the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (MACC Act) to incorporate a new Section 17A on corporate liability for corruption. The new section not only establishes a new statutory corporate liability offence of corruption by a commercial organisation, but also deems any director, controller, officer, partner or manager … Continue Reading

Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Singapore – five things you should know

Earlier this year, the Singapore Parliament passed the Criminal Justice Reform Act 2018 (the Criminal Justice Act) introducing, among other things, a formal legislative framework for the Public Prosecutor to enter into deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) with corporate offenders to resolve misconduct. This change represents a significant shift in Singapore’s approach towards corporate wrongdoing, and … Continue Reading
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