As the world emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the course of 2021, business and trade will still be very active. Here are the five key legal and regulatory trends that we see as...
Our lawyers present a session on Supply Chain: Environmental and Human Rights Due Diligence as part of our 2021 Global Trade & Supply Chain Webinar Series.
Please join us for a new weekly video series, hosted by Baker McKenzie's North America Government Enforcement partners Tom Firestone and Jerome Tomas.This weekly briefing is available on demand and will cover hot topics and current enforcement actions related to white collar crime and criminal investigations in the US and abroad to arm you with the information you need to start your business week.As one of the largest global law firms, we will call upon our exceptionally deep and broad bench of white collar experts throughout the world and particularly in the commercial hubs of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to join our weekly discussion series.
On 19 February 2021, the majority of the Malaysian Federal Court ("Federal Court") delivered its much-anticipated judgment in Peguam Negara Malaysia v Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd and Another  4 MLJ 791 in respect of the allegation of contempt of court by way of comments posted by subscribers and readers on the Malaysiakini news portal on 9 June 2020.The Federal Court in its majority decision held that Malaysiakini, an online platform provider, is liable for third party comments which are offensive and inappropriate even though they had no knowledge of the same until notified and where the impugned comments were then promptly removed. Further, compliance with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Content Code ("Content Code") did not shield Malaysiakini from liability. While the matter related to an offence of criminal contempt, the Federal Court's decision is likely to impact and change the landscape of liability for online platform providers in Malaysia with regard to third party content.