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Steps to Liberalize Uzbekistan’s Export – Import Regime

Two decrees aiming towards the liberalization of Uzbekistan's import and export regime have been signed by the country's President. The Decrees represent a further step towards liberalization of Uzbekistan's economy.

EU: Corporate group companies tendering separately in public tenders may need to prove absence...

In an opinion issued on 22 November 2017, EU-the Advocate General confirmed that the EU competition law provisions do not apply to companies that are part of the same corporate group. However, assurances from those companies might be necessary in case of simultaneous participation in public tendering process in order to protect the free and fair competition between all tenderers.

Ireland: What Now For Mandatory Reporting of White Collar Offences?

Section 19 of the Criminal Justice Act 2011 regulates the offence of “withholding information” in relation to white collar crimes. However, the constitutionality of aspects of the provision is now put in question following a recent High Court judgment.

Baker McKenzie releases Global Corporate Liability Handbook

Building on the success of 2016’s “EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook,” we are pleased to present you with the first global edition that collates and describes in detail the corporate liability and corporate crime regimes of countries in Asia, EMEA and the Americas.

EU: Injunctions and Collective Redress: A New Deal For Consumers?

Following the Injunctions Directive, the European Commission seeks ways to increase the availability collective civil litigation across the EEA while avoiding the US-style excess in class litigation.

Global Compliance News Webinar Invitation – Navigating trade sanctions in an increasingly complex and...

On December 12, 2017, we are hosting our first Global Compliance News webinar. The topic of the webinar is the rapidly changing sanctions environment. Economic and trade sanctions are today being routinely used by nation states to achieve their foreign policy objectives. Join our market leading trade compliance team to find out how your company may be affected by the recent developments in the sanctions arena.

EU introduces legislation imposing targeted sanctions against Venezuela

The EU imposed sanctions on Venezuela in response to the continuing crisis in Venezuela and the perceived deterioration of democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

2nd EU Study on Corruption in the Healthcare Sector released: What you should do...

On October 7, 2017, the EU Commission published its updated study on corruption in the EU healthcare sector. Companies in the healthcare industry should rethink their policies and procedures based on the results of this Europe-wide study.

UK: Supreme Court resets the criminal law test for dishonesty

The UK Supreme Court unanimously confirmed that the two limb Ghosh test for assessing dishonesty in criminal proceedings should be replaced by a purely objective test. This is a very significant development in criminal law.

Global GCN Survey: Commercial bribery prohibitions and enforcement

Our survey analyzed where commercial bribery is a criminal offense, who may be prosecuted and how active the local authorities are.

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