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Baker McKenzie Seminars: Impact of recent US and EU sanctions on international trade

Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to interactive seminars in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in October 2018 to discuss the implications of recent US and EU sanctions on international trade.

Latest Developments on the Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

Following the political and economic boycott of Qatar, the post presents the latest developments regarding the Qatar diplomatic crisis.

Australia: Whistleblowing and Foreign Bribery Bills introduced into Senate

Whistleblowing and Foreign Bribery Bills introduced into Senate confirm Australian Government's intention to increase corporate compliance requirements. In light of this event, companies should take the appropriate measures.

Final Text of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

On 24 January 2017, the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade approved the the Conflict Minerals Regulation. This paves the way for the text to be formally adopted by the EU institutions in the coming months.

China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

US Federal Agencies Issue Joint Guidance for HR Professionals Warning of Criminal Liability for...

The US DOJ and FTC issued an antitrust guidance for human resource professionals warning of criminal prosecution against companies, HR professionals and other individuals, for formal and informal wage-fixing or no-poaching agreements between companies.

US Federal Trade Commission Raises Maximum Civil Penalties To Account For Inflation

The US Federal Trade Commission announced that, effective on August 1, 2016, the civil penalties for various violations of the Clayton and FTC Act will be increased.

Publication of the Blue Guide 2016: Implications for online sales and other significant changes

The EU Commission published an updated version of 'The "Blue Guide" on the implementation of EU product rules', the most authoritative EU guidance on the application of product-related directives and regulations to goods destined for the EU market.

Vietnam: Important Changes under the New Penal Code

The New Penal Code brings about significant changes to various aspects of the Current Penal Code, in particular regarding corporate liability and private corruption.

China Improves by 17 Places in Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption Perception Index

On 27 January 2016, Transparency International launched its latest 2015 Corruption Perception Index. What has changed in Asia-Pacific?

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