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Hungary to Increase Statutory Limitation Period of Corruption

The Hungarian Parliament amended the Criminal Code relating to statutory limitation of crimes of corruption. The statutory limitation period was uniformly increased to 12 years for all corruption crimes, including public and commercial bribery.

The Serious Consequences for Australians Involved in Corrupt Conduct are Becoming Clear

In the last week, there have been three reported matters which demonstrate the material consequences that Australian companies and individuals may face as a result of involvement in corrupt conduct.

Anti-Corruption, Export Controls, and Trade Sanctions Update

Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to its annual Anti-Corruption, Export Controls, and Trade Sanctions Update scheduled for Thursday, October 5 in Washington, DC.

U.S.-Brazil Alignment Is Incentivizing Companies to Settle Corruption Cases

Operation Car Wash is transforming the legal landscape in Brazil. The aggressive response by Brazilian prosecutors to locate evidence of corruption is cascading through Latin America and has prompted numerous investigations into corruption by other countries outside Brazil.

New Transparency Register Will Affect Many German Companies

On 26 June 2017 the new German anti-money laundering act has entered into force. Besides inter alia meeting increased risk demands and the intensified financial penalties, the 4th EU AML Directive prescribes a transparency register in the foreseeable future.

New Mexican Anti-Corruption Law Enters into Force July 19, 2017

A model program for corporation integrity was introduced and the national anti-corruption system for Mexico was renewed.

Baker McKenzie releases Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook 2017 edition

We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.

US Supreme Court Limits SEC’s Ability to Obtain Disgorgement

On June 5, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that the power of the SEC to take the profit out of violations of the securities laws through the remedy of disgorgement as practiced by the SEC is limited to the five-year period immediately preceding the filing of an enforcement action by the SEC because it operates as a penalty.

Register Today for the Healthcare Fraud & Enforcement Workshop

There is still time to register to join us on Thursday, June 1, 2017 for the Healthcare Fraud & Enforcement Workshop at the JW Marriott Miami. The Workshop will highlight recent developments changing the legal and compliance landscape for healthcare companies.

Portugal Prohibits Bearer Securities

With the aim of pursuing its objectives of fighting money laundering and granting more transparency to market operations, the Portuguese Parliament prohibited the issuance of bearer securities.

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