Former Tesla Australia Director Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading

There has been much talk of corporate governance failures at Twitter recently, but did you know that Tesla Australia’s former Director is facing up to 30 years in prison?

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Europe & UK Leading Crypto Regulation

Europe has been at the forefront regarding crypto assets regulation with its recently voted Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) regulation, which is expected to be finalised in the first quarter of 2023.  

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SEC Enforcement Focuses on MNPI, Insider Trading and Crypto

Temperatures are hot across the Unites States right now – and so is U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement activity. The end of July has seen the SEC file multiple insider trading actions against a former chief information security officer, an investment banker, a former FBI trainee, a former U.S. Congressman and a former crypto employee.

The actions reinforced the agency’s focus on insider trading and MNPI, and also raised some questions about the definition of a security and the scope of the agency’s oversight of the crypto space.

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SEC Announces Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda

The SEC’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs recently released the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The report provides an update on the short and long-term regulatory actions that the agency plans to take.

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Regulatory Compliance Rising Rapidly in Malaysia (New Guidance)

On 22 June 2015, retired Swiss banker Xavier Justo was arrested by armed Thai police at his brand new boutique hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand. Six months later, Justo provided a British journalist with thousands of documents that started a much larger chain reaction. The documents appeared to shed light on the alleged theft of hundreds of millions of dollars from a state-owned Malaysian investment fund known as 1MDB.

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