On 19 March 2018, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued Announcement No.7 of 2018 (the Announcement), which allows qualified foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) to apply for payment business licences (Payment Licence) under the existing legal regime applicable to domestically-owned entities.
April 18, 2018
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo recently issued a regulation requiring corporations to disclose information on their beneficial owners.
April 10, 2018
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply directly in all EU Member States from 25 May 2018.
April 07, 2018
The Australian economy is continuing to feel the effects of two important dynamics – the steady march of globalisation and digital disruption.
April 05, 2018
The Australian Government’s proposed whistleblowing laws are one step closer to becoming reality, with the Senate Economics Legislation Committee (the Committee) recommending that the Treasury Laws Amendment (Whistleblowers) Bill 2017 (the Bill) be passed, despite numerous stakeholders expressing concern about aspects of the Bill. For more details of the Bill’s contents, refer to our December update.
April 03, 2018
The judgment of the Constitutional Court in September and Others v CMI Business Enterprise CC  ZACC 4 has received attention for clarifying the nature of the confidentiality of conciliation proceedings.
March 29, 2018
Our authors discuss data collection and transmission, disclosure, online consent, privacy notices, and the scope of consent.
March 28, 2018
The proposed Terms of Reference for a Senate Inquiry into franchising have been settled, and flag a wide-ranging consideration of franchise regulation, regulator conduct and the functioning of the franchise sector.
March 23, 2018
New York federal court held that virtual currencies can be regulated by the CFTC as commodities.
March 14, 2018
Traditional labour law is facing new challenges with the upcoming availability of flexible employment platforms (e.g. Uber/Takeaway/Deliveroo/Helpling). Society demands flexible working hours, flexible contracts and most employees are now - or in the near future - required to constantly review their skills to remain employed.
March 12, 2018