Welcome to the latest edition of our Japan Corporate Quarterly Update – our round up of recent corporate updates from our global network. We have picked out 10 newsletters and 3 webinars (available in English only) that are most relevant to our Japanese clients.

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  1. Indonesia Update: Regulatory Developments in Distribution and Certain Logistics Related Sectors in Indonesia.
  1. Electronic signatures: New rules in the UK on when and how they can be used.
  1. Indonesian mining sector: A new draft mining law has been introduced.
  1. European private equity: Review highlights increased growth in key areas.
  1. Market abuse regime: New market abuse regulation comes into force in the EU.
  1. Competition law: Spotlight on online sales intensifies as the CMA warns of the risks of resales price maintenance.
  1. The FIRB Ausgrid decision: Will foreign investment into Australia become gridlocked?
  1. Iran: Key developments in the political and legal sectors.

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  1. Takeover law reform in Australia: New ideas put forward for reform.
  1. Chinese food safety law: New rules introduced with regard to online food safety.


  1. Brexit: what happens next ­ An APAC perspective.
  1. The Market Abuse Regulation in practice: an update for listed companies.
  1. UK Corporate Governance Update

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