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White Collar Crime

13 May 2019
John Lane Whistleblowing certification regime launched

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Over the past decade, a number of significant regulatory and compliance issues have affected large multinationals based in Japan. As such, the Consumer Affairs Agency recently created a certification regime for corporate whistleblowing systems, which is designed to incentivise businesses to voluntarily enhance their own whistleblowing systems and thereby gain the trust of various stakeholders, including shareholders, counterparties and consumers.

Authors: John Lane, Hiroki Ishii
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Gejaa Gobena Updated DOJ guidance underscores importance of implementing truly effective corporate compliance programmes

USA - Hogan Lovells

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently confirmed the importance of implementing a robust compliance programme that is not only well designed, but also adaptable and able to function effectively. The DOJ's latest guidance makes clear that companies have a strong incentive to maintain an effective compliance programme. Most importantly, these programmes must be fully implemented, account for the structure and scope of a company's business and actually operate effectively.

Authors: Gejaa Gobena, Lillian S Hardy, Matthew C Sullivan
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