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Selwyn Black and Yue Lucy Han, Carroll & O'Dea, Sydney, Australia, Member of International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Publication Date
05/14/2020
3 pages

In Australia, whistleblowers are protected by law and recently, are gaining more protections. In this article, learn more about how company's interact with whistleblowers, who constitutes a whistleblower and how in-house counsel can prepare for such issues.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: Australia
Articles
Author
Richard Mazzochi, Partner, and Minny Siu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
06/22/2020
7 pages

This article clarifies the notice from the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) about alternative procedures available to intermediaries to verify individual clients' identities when onboarding them online. This resource was produced in July 2018.

Resource Details
Region: Hong Kong
Checklists
Author
Blakes
Publication Date
11/10/2020
1 pages

This cross-border checklist highlights distinctive legal, business and regulatory issues when doing a deal in Canada.

Program Materials
Author
Jim Kearney, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP & Laura Martino, Global Jet Capital, Inc.
Publication Date
07/06/2020
2 pages

Global supply chains have been greatly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, sending companies scrambling to find both new sources of supplies and new customers for their products. But even as businesses struggle to find their footing in this new international marketplace, they also must be aware of US sanctions. Aggressive enforcement of US sanctions programs continues, even in the COVID-19 environment, and companies face increasing pressure to perform robust due diligence on their counterparties to reduce the risks of sanctions non-compliance.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: United States
Audience: New to In-House, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Program Materials
Author
Claire Rauscher, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP & Anne Takher, ON Semiconductor
Publication Date
02/01/2020
2 pages

This is a brief Legal Quick Hit Overview

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Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: United States
Audience: New to In-House, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Joshua Shields, Managing Editor, Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
10/09/2020

Due to lockdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic and associated disruptions, many in-house lawyers find themselves working from home – or at least not working from their offices. But it’s important to remember that the American Bar Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct apply no matter where you are physically located. This resource will provide five tips for maintaining your professional ethical obligations in this unprecedented time.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Aleksander Stawicki, attorney-at-law, senior partner and Wojciech Kulczyk, attorney-at-law, senior associate, WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr Sp.k.
Publication Date
11/10/2020

The recently published report from the survey conducted by Polish law firm Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr Sp.k. (WKB) in cooperation with the Polish Association of General Counsel (the “Report”) provides useful insight into key compliance trends in Poland. In this Quick Overview, learn more about how compliance programs are viewed and internalized in Poland.

Resource Details
Region: Poland
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
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Articles
Author
Julian Hammond, Special Counsel and James Morvell, Partner, Hall & Wilcox
Publication Date
10/20/2020
7 pages

The new Corporate Crime Report from the Australian Law Reform Commission is call to create a culture of compliances for businesses. In this article, in-house counsel can learn more about the background of the report and key recommendations for Australian businesses.

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Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Danielle Lobo, Partner, Saurbh Kothari, Senior Associate, and Alex Vromans, Paralegal, Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants
Publication Date
03/18/2020
5 pages

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Authority has recently issue new company regulations. These new regulations provide more clarity and flexibility for businesses wishing to conduct business in and from the DMCC.

Resource Details
Region: Middle East, United Arab Emirates
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Matthew Robinson, Partner and Solicitor, FCB Workplace Law
Publication Date
02/17/2020
2 pages

Wage compliance is a serious matter that can involve Human Resources (HR), the board and you. In this article, learn about what to do and how to respond to these issues.

This article appears in the Australian Corporate Lawyer, Volume 30, Issue 1 - Autumn 2020

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
12/15/2020
1 pages

In this example of possible "Notice" language about Whistleblower Immunity, language is constructed to inform a possible whistleblower of their rights and immunity.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Publication Date
12/15/2020
1 pages

In this Sample Acknowledgement Form, an incoming employee is reviewing and acknowledging the trade secrets policy the hiring company has instituted.

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Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
12/07/2020
250 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding bribery and corruption across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: Global, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Laurel Burke, ACC Member
Publication Date
02/16/2021

When in-house counsel join a legal department, they might be tasked with building a compliance and ethics program. This article explains some basic starting points on how in-house counsel can start this project.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Foley & Lardner LLP
Publication Date
03/12/2021
4 pages

This sample form provides a template for a voluntary self-disclosure with the Office of Inspector General. Self-disclosure gives providers the opportunity to avoid the costs and disruptions associated with a Government-directed investigation and civil or administrative litigation. This document should be tailored to your specific situation and legal questions through legal consultation.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Checklists
Author
Foley & Lardner LLP
Publication Date
03/12/2021
2 pages

This sample checklist provides a comprehensive list of components to be considered in an employment contracts audit. The checklist should be adapted to your unique situation and legal questions through legal consultation.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Latham & Watkins LLP
Publication Date
04/16/2021
3 pages

The focus on culture has become more acute during the COVID-19 pandemic, as investors and consumers observe and judge companies based on their navigation of the crisis, particularly treatment of employees and wider societal stakeholders. In our view, the global regulatory direction of travel is clear. Companies and investors planning an exit must consider the impact that poor corporate culture may have on their potential to achieve an exit, in particular an IPO, and to prosper as a company in the longer term.

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Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Foley & Larder LLP
Publication Date
03/01/2021
28 pages

This “Guide” is not meant to be an exhaustive analysis of the return-to-the-office situation post-Covid; rather, it should be used as a starting point for employers to create or update their policies and practices in conjunction with a thorough analysis of all applicable laws, ordinances, and guidance. 

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
04/29/2021
290 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding cartels and enforcement across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Angola, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Caroline Coops, Partner, and Wayne Leach, Head of Competition, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
02/24/2021
5 pages

In his address to the Committee for Economic Development Australia, Chair Rod Sims announced the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Compliance and Enforcement priorities for 2021. The ACCC’s priorities for 2021 are consistent with their 2020 update, but COVID-19’s impact has been taken into account, in addition to the various competition, consumer and aw reform matters.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Justin McDonnell, Partner, and Andrew Gray, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
03/04/2021
5 pages

This article describes the developments made to whistleblower laws and protections in Australia. Protections have been increased for whistleblowers; additionally, immunity policies have been outlined by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in order to further encourage the disclosures of misconduct.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Mandy Tsang, Special Counsel, and Sarah Yu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
11/12/2020
5 pages

This article examines the issues with existing regulatory regime for, under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Unfair Contract Terms (UCTs) in Australia and how the Treasury released its Regulation Impact Statement for Decision, titled ‘Enhancements to Unfair Contract Term Protections’. The aim of the Impact Statement and related proposals is to make UCTs and unreasonable contracts unlawful.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Matthew Durham, Registered Foreign Lawyer, Gall
Publication Date
02/04/2021
4 pages

This resource takes a look at a recent amendment to the Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China, which took effect on 1 January 2021. The amendment the Civil Code, Article 1010 has introduced new policy and principles on what constitutes sexual harassment, expanding the scope of recipients to include men, in addition to introducing specific obligations and potential liability for employers in this area.

Resource Details
Region: China, Hong Kong
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Foley & Lardner LLP
Publication Date
05/03/2021
16 pages

This sample form provides a Research Misconduct Policy that assists research staff members to establish and maintain high standards of ethical practices in research. The form contains policy that describes ongoing obligations of research staff to promote an environment that supports ethical research and process.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Publication Date
06/17/2021

A selection of resources regarding the new standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission on June 4, 2021, regarding the transfer of personal data under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Resource Details
Region: European Union, Europe
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
06/30/2021
214 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding corporate immigration across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Nigeria
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Dave Van Sanden, General Manager, Legal, Risk & Compliance of Australian Unity
Publication Date
07/01/2019
2 pages

The noticeable refocussing of attention by boards on the non-financial risks organisations take has created opportunities for in-house counsel to refresh our value proposition to employers. However, have we truly seized these opportunities for what they are, and, if we have, are we ready to take them on and deliver on expectations?

Resource Details
Region: Australia, Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Michael Dolan, Director, ethics4lawyers
Publication Date
03/01/2019
2 pages

In-house lawyers in their role as legal advisors to corporations, government departments, or other bodies or organisations are no different from other lawyers. However, because the client of in-house lawyers is usually their employer, some unique ethical challenges can arise for them.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: Australia, Global
Audience: Deputy GC, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
ONC Lawyers
Publication Date
08/01/2020
4 pages

This article provides several mitigation measures that banks and other financial institutions could take in order to minimize the impact of any conflicts between foreign legislations on Hong Kong-related sanctions that have arisen due to the rise of geo-political risks.

Resource Details
Region: China, Hong Kong, Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
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