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Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 14 Mar 2019

Updated ASX Corporate Governance Principles released - a crisis too good to waste?

The ASX Corporate Governance Council recently released the fourth edition of its Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations(Corporate


Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 19 Feb 2019

Brave New World: New whistleblower laws have finally passed

After several years of consultations, committee hearings and draft proposals, the long foreshadowed reforms to Australian whistleblower legislation


Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 23 May 2018

How will corporations be affected by imminent new foreign bribery and whistleblower laws?

Reform of Australia's anti-foreign bribery and corruption regulation continues to come thick and fast. To date in 2018, Senate Committees have


Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 8 Dec 2017

Punishment and Reward: Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Tough New Foreign Bribery Offences

Just one day before the end of the final Parliamentary sitting week for the year, the government has introduced new legislation that will establish a


Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 6 Apr 2017

Australia’s Foreign Bribery Regime: Proposed reforms will heighten risk levels

Hot on the heels of its 31 March 2017 consultation paper concerning deferred prosecution agreements, the Commonwealth government has 4 days later


Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 4 Apr 2017

Nearly there? Deferred Prosecution Agreements

In March 2016, the Commonwealth Government released a public consultation paper raising for consideration whether a Deferred Prosecution Agreement


Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 6 Apr 2016

Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance - Do you pass the front page of the newspaper test?

Company directors and senior management all over the world are asking themselves this question with increased urgency in recent days. Journalists


Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 16 Jul 2015

Australian Senate to inquire into the effectiveness of Australia’s foreign anti-bribery measures

The Australian Senate is set to hold an inquiry into the effectiveness of Australian laws designed to tackle foreign bribery. Senator Nick Xenophon


Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 1 May 2015

Outsourcing and bribery and corruption: a risky business?

When business conditions are tough, outsourcing can seem a good way to reduce costs to maintain margins. It may involve procuring goods or services


Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | 9 May 2014

Is risk the ‘new black’?: the new ASX Corporate Governance Principles and recommendations

Ten years on from the desperate environment that saw the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation in the US, risk management is the new panacea to prevent

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