US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Entry Into the Land of Foreign Bribery

On 6 March 2019 the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Enforcement released an Enforcement Advisory addressing companies and individuals not registered with, or required to be registered with, the CFTC that “timely...

US Department of Justice revises FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy to encourage adoption of guidance...

Amendments to FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy In March 12, 2019, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) modified the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy (the “Policy”). This Policy credits corporations that voluntarily self-disclose, provide full cooperation, and...

Italy’s New Anti-corruption Law

On January 31, 2019, Italy's new Law No. 3/2019 on “Measures to fight crimes against the public administration as well as on the matter of statute of limitations and transparency of political parties and...

February 2019 International Trade Compliance Update

Read publicationWelcome to the February 2019 edition of Baker McKenzie’s International Trade Compliance Update. Here are some highlights:Best Practices Guide developed for UN Sanctions Committees World Trade Organization: recent disputes World Customs Organization...

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis – Shipping Boycott Still Stands

Over the past week, various reports from news outlets and other sources have suggested that some of the restrictions on the movements of goods between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar imposed by...

The First Thailand Personal Data Protection Act Has Been Passed

After numerous attempts over almost two decades (please see our series of client alerts below), the Thailand Personal Data Protection Act was finally approved and endorsed by the National Legislative Assembly on 28 February...

Philippine Competition Commission Adjusts Thresholds for Mandatory Notification of M&A Transactions

Recent Developments On 21 February 2019, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) issued Resolution No. 03-2019 (CR 3-19) increasing the thresholds for mandatory notification of M&A transactions (i) from PhP5 billion to PhP5.6 billion for the...

China issues new rules to clarify procedures for collection of electronic data in criminal...

Recent developments On 2 January 2019, the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China (MPS) issued the Rules on Collection of Electronic Data by Public Security Bureau When Handling Criminal Cases (“MPS Rules”). The...

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