Annual Anti-Corruption, Export Controls, and Trade Sanctions Update

Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to our annual Anti-Corruption, Export Controls, and Trade Sanctions Update. Firm trade and compliance practitioners from around the world, industry professionals, and key government representatives will come together...

Argentina: Guidelines for the Implementation of Compliance programs issued by the Anti-corruption Office

Argentina | October 6 2018The Anticorruption Office Resolution 27/2018 (the "Resolution") published yesterday, in the Official Gazette contains guidelines for companies to adapt their Compliance Programs as established in Sections 22 and 23 of...

Remarkable Anti-Corruption Framework in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

On September 30, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published the proposed text of the agreement to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).The new...

Hong Kong: SFC enhances investor protection measures for offline services on complex products

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its Consultation Conclusions on Offline Requirements Applicable to Complex Products ("the Conclusions") on 4 October 2018, in which it adopted proposals to enhance the investor protection measures...

Hong Kong: Court of Final Appeal clarifies innocent purpose defence to insider dealing

In Securities and Futures Commission v Yiu Hoi Ying Charles and Others (FACV5/2018), the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) handed down a landmark decision on the innocent purpose defence under section 271(3) of the Securities and Futures...

China’s new Law on the Prevention and Control of Soil Pollution imposes new obligations...

Recent developments As part of its "war on pollution", China recently issued its first law addressing soil pollution, the Law on the Prevention and Control of Soil Pollution, which will take effect on January 1,...

Updates on the Thai Cybersecurity Bill, the Draft Amendment to the Electronic Transaction Act...

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (“MDES”) has been quite active throughout 2018, having already passed several laws under the digital economy initiatives. While much attention was focused on the Personal Data Protection...

Impact of Recent US and EU Sanctions on the Middle East

October 2018 The state of United States (US), European Union (EU), and other sanctions regimes is in flux like never before, with significant implications for Middle East trade and finance. US sanctions against Iran are increasing following...

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