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The High Court, Privilege and Paradise: the ATO and accessing corporate confidential information

Last week, in Glencore v Commissioner of Taxation [2019] HCA 26 the High Court of Australia unanimously affirmed the status of Legal Professional Privilege (LPP) as merely an immunity from the...

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Foreign Bribery Update: December 2018

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, commercial crime, investigations and regulation to 19 December 2018.

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Foreign Bribery Update – May 2018

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation to 1 May 2018. These developments will impact on...

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Foreign Bribery Update – December 2017

Lawyers and business need to appreciate that the risks of disclosure are greater now than ever before.

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Likely new corporate offence of failing to prevent foreign bribery

All companies, however large or small, will need to comply with these proposed laws when (rather than if) they are enacted.

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Foreign Bribery Update 2016: May

Important developments in Australia and overseas in foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation to 20 May 2016, including international the role of intermediaries in Unaoil and the Panama...

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Foreign Bribery Update – April 2017

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation to 1 April 2017. These developments will impact...

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Foreign Bribery Update 2015: December

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation to 1 December 2015. These developments will...

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Foreign Bribery Update 2015: September

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation to 1 September 2015. These developments will...

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Foreign Bribery Update 2015: April

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation to 1 April 2015. These developments will impact...

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Foreign Bribery Update - December 2014

This update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation to December 2014. These developments will impact...

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Foreign Bribery Update - April 2014

This update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation in the first quarter of 2014....These...

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Australian foreign bribery update - 2013 in review

The year in Australia for foreign bribery and corruption matters has been mixed. While the singular Securency prosecution has become delayed in legal argument with the committal hearing yet to be...

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Foreign Bribery Update - August 2014

Developments will impact on Australian businesses working offshore and only reinforce the need to have and to implement an ongoing, pro-active anti-corruption compliance framework within your...

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International foreign bribery developments affecting Australian business

Topics discussed in this update include Australia's signing up to the International Foreign Bribery Taskforce; Australia's consideration of reforms to anti-money laundering and counter terrorism

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Australian Foreign Bribery Review 2012 - what does 2013 herald?

The last 12 months saw a flourish of activity in the foreign bribery space. 2013 is likely to see an increasing focus on cross-border corruption investigations, closer cooperation between...

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When is a fee not a fee? ANZ pays the penalty

As foreshadowed by Lord Acton, the battle of people versus the banks is well upon us. And it seems the good money is with the

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Significant Investor Visa

Under the Federal Government's Significant Investor Visa initiative, a visa may now be obtained by an investor of $5 million in certain complying Australian investments if the investor meets...

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New UK Bribery Act 2010 and its impact for Australian business

As of 1 July 2011, the UK Bribery Act 2010 (the Bribery Act) comes into effect. It dramatically rewrites the UK...s bribery and anti-corruption laws, creates an extra territorial operation for...

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Legal professional privilege: the risks with intra-corporate group legal advice

A recent Federal Court judgment in the long running Lehman Bros cdo battle royale, Wingecarribee Shire Council & Ors v Lehman Bros Aus Limited (in liq) 1, looked at, in part, the risks that arise...

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Electronic transactions and business records

Amendments to the Electronic Transactions Act 2000 were passed by the NSW Parliament on 28 September 2010 and commenced operation in NSW on...

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Legal professional privilege for in-house counsel

On 1 September 2010, the Federal Court of Australia (Katzmann J) handed down a decision in Dye v Commonwealth Securities Limited (No 5) [2010] FCA 950 (Dye). The Court in Dye reviewed the decision...

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