Archives for: ‘Asia Pacific’

Match Fixing

Hong Kong’s home-grown football scandal: ICAC brings charges for match-fixing

Another day, another football scandal but this time it’s close to home. On 28 June 2017, Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against …

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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge hit by corruption scandal

A construction contractor in Hong Kong has been suspended and its staff arrested for corruption in relation to the alleged …

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“Ivory laundering”: What you should know about developments in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Legislative Council (“Legco”) is currently considering passing stricter regulation and penalties for illicit animal and plant trafficking, …

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FIFA corruption scandal continues

In April 2015 we considered the FIFA scandal and how the allegations interacted with the obligations on financial institutions in …

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Large financial penalties spread to the Antipodes – global trends in AML/CTF enforcement

Multi-million (and billion) dollar fines for AML/CTF breaches are no longer the preserve of United States and United Kingdom. In …

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FATF FinTech And RegTech

FATF embraces technology

It’s great to see that the global standard-setter on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (FATF) is embracing the galloping trend …

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The rise of anti-RegTech?

In this post, we describe a recent example of technology allegedly being used to evade regulations and frustrate regulators – a …

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“Secret Payments Utterly Unacceptable”: Australia to criminalise corrupt payments to union officials

This post was written by Natalie Caton. In a further step towards increased transparency and strengthening Australia’s anti-corruption laws and …

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Momentum building: SFC AML/CTF action provides practical guidance for securities firms

We are now starting to see signs of momentum building on AML/CTF enforcement cases in Hong Kong.   With it, there …

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Exposing the cracks: Hong Kong’s landmark case on human trafficking and forced labour

A recent judgment has brought into question Hong Kong’s efforts to combat human trafficking and forced labour. In this post, …

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