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Australia: Duties and Liabilities of Directors of Australian Companies

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Baker McKenzie's Duties and Liabilities of Directors of Australian Companies is a comprehensive and timely guide for directors of Australian companies. Newly launched in September 2020,...

Global: Building a New Workforce Reality

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There is no question that the pandemic has changed the future of work. From an increased focus on health and safety to transitioning to...

International: COVID-19 – Gender-responsive budgeting as a response to widening gender inequality

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Keketso Kgomosotho, Candidate Attorney in Johannesburg, writes about gender responsive budgeting and how it can be used to make meaningful improvements to gender inequality in the workplace. 

United States: 50 State Shelter-In-Place / Reopening Tracker

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Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their citizens from the spread of the COVID-19 virus while at the same time reopen their economies in accordance with phased reopening plans. Keeping abreast of the evolving nature of these orders and plans as the spread of the virus continues to evolve is critical to the functioning of all businesses throughout the country.

Global Private M&A Guide

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A practical tool covering key aspects of the legal and regulatory M&A framework in nearly 40 countries Conducting cross-border M&A transactions in the current climate...

US 50 State Shelter-in-Place / Reopening Tracker

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Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their...

United States: SALT Savvy – Coast to Coast SALT | Update 3

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On 2 September 2020, the Baker McKenzie State and Local Tax (SALT) Subpractice Group covered the latest coast-to-coast state and local tax developments.

South Africa: Disempowering women – the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women in the...

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Johan Botes, Partner and Head of the Employment and Compensation Practice at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg explains how the long-term effects of the pandemic are having a significant impact on women, with severe implications for gender equality that must be urgently addressed.  He notes, however, that, as was evident after World War II, elements of the global labor force could be forever changed for the better by COVID-19.

Philippines: COVID-19 – The National Labor Relations Commission Issues Interim Amendments to the 2011...

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As a protective measure against the COVID-19 virus and in line with the directive of the Philippine President to all government offices to issue guidelines on the conduct of proceedings during the time of public health emergency, the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) promulgated En Banc Resolution No. 03-20 (Series of 2020), or the "Interim Amendments to the 2011 NLRC Rules of Procedure, as amended."

United States: Impact of invalidation of US-EU privacy shield on share-based incentive programs

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On 16 July 2020, the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") ruled that the EU Commission’s 2016 decision regarding the adequacy of data protection in the United States and the EU-US Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield")* are invalid. As a result, companies in the EU and United States relying on the Privacy Shield program are scrambling to determine the impact on their operations.  For a general alert issued by our data privacy colleagues on this topic, please click here Cristina Messerschmidt.
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