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Clayton Utz | Australia | 30 May 2019

Governance, culture, accountability - APRA voices its expectations and intentions

APRA's Information Paper on self-assessments of governance, accountability and culture provides useful guidance for all organisations which want to


Clayton Utz | Australia | 26 Apr 2018

Tightening the screws on foreign bribery: the Senate Economics References Committee Report

The Senate Economics References Committee Report proposes extending the already significant obligations relating to foreign bribery. Its


Clayton Utz | Australia | 28 Sep 2017

Shifting gears on foreign bribery: Australia's proposed measures expose more Australian companies

More conduct will be captured by foreign anti-bribery laws, and there will be new offences and higher penalties too. Australia is shifting its gears


Clayton Utz | Australia, OECD | 15 Mar 2016

Australia's new false accounting laws boost foreign bribery regime, so review accounting safeguards

On 1 March 2016 important legislative reforms relating to false accounting practices came into force in Australia. The introduction of these new


Clayton Utz | Australia | 27 Nov 2014

Doing business in Australia: anti-bribery

Strengthened by the enactment of new offences, increased penalties and larger budgets, regulators around the globe have been increasingly aggressive


Clayton Utz | Australia | 26 Sep 2013

Anti-bribery and corruption compliance programs - is it always as easy as ABC?

Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) compliance programs are increasingly being mandated by legislators, boards, customers, contractors and bankers.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 14 Feb 2013

Directors' duties and foreign bribery obligations

Personal liability for directors in connection with foreign bribery laws is a very real risk. D&O insurance is important, but will not cover all loss


Clayton Utz | Australia | 8 Nov 2012

The ABCs of an anti-bribery and corruption corporate compliance program for an Australian business

Australian businesses must develop and support a corporate culture and an effective system of compliance that meet the requirements of a variety of anti-corruption and bribery laws at home and abroad.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 8 Nov 2012

Foreign anti-bribery - an international report card on Australian law and enforcement

A recent OECD Report on Australia's implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention has identified a poor investigation and enforcement record and highlighted gaps in the current law.


Clayton Utz | USA, Australia | 11 Oct 2012

The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: what to do when the US Department of Justice comes knocking

Australian businesses can fall within the scope of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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