On 22 July 2018, the Act Supplementing the Constitution Relating to the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption came into effect, replacing the previous anti-corruption law from 1999. Among other things, the reason for implementing the new law is to enhance measures and mechanisms to prevent and suppress corruption and willful misconduct.
The EU Commission proposed the revised AMLD in July 2016 as part of its Action Plan against terrorism announced in February 2016, after the attacks in Paris and Brussels, and as a reaction to the Panama Papers published in April 2016.
Following the success of the Global Corporate Liability and Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws handbooks and websites, Baker McKenzie's Compliance & Investigations group announced the launch of the corresponding mobile applications.
In order to help businesses to include the EU General Data Protection Regulation in their data protection practices, Baker McKenzie has updated the 2018 edition of its GDPR National Legislation Survey.
The National Assembly of Vietnam passed the Law on Cybersecurity on 12 June 2018. This Law will take effect on 1 January 2019.
Baker McKenzie Toronto hosted an event to discuss legal and policy issues relating to the introduction of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Canada. Here are the key takeaways.