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Belgium: New “Cayman Tax” published

On 9 October 2014, the new Belgian federal government announced, in its coalition agreement for the coming term, its intention to introduce a regime of tax transparency for the income of trusts and other foreign legal arrangements (the so-called Cayman Tax).

EU antitrust procedural rules amended to aline them with EU Damages Directive

The Commission has adopted amendments to a number of its key procedural rules in order to bring them into line with the EU Directive on...

Global Overview of Anti-Corruption Laws 2015

It is our pleasure to present the first edition of Baker McKenzie’s Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook (“Handbook”). Given the success of last...

TRACE Report: The rest of the world outpaced U.S. corruption enforcement actions for the...

In a noteworthy trend picked-up by Trace International’s Global Enforcement Report, in 2014 non-U.S. enforcement actions concerning bribery of foreign officials outpaced U.S. enforcement actions...

Compliance Trends around the World – 10 Questions for the Compliance Heads of Baker...

We asked Mini vandePol (Head of the Baker & McKenzie Global and Asia-Pacific Compliance Practice Group), Joan Meyer (Head of the North American Compliance...

Before Disaster Strikes: Planning for the Worst Instead of Hoping for the Best

We rarely think about emergencies before they arrive on our doorstep. Yet, the recent civil unrest in Baltimore has presented another eye-opening reminder that...

EU Launches Antitrust Review of Online Practices and Legislative Overhaul of Digital Business Models

The European Commission's Digital Single Market ("DSM") agenda was launched on May 6, 2015 combining a wide ranging antitrust inquiry with a series of...

5 Essential Elements of Corporate Compliance – A Global Template

Effectively managing corporate compliance efforts in today's regulatory environment--preventing corporate officers and employee from engaging in illegal practices, while also addressing a wide array...

Compliance Benchmark: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Various countries and their compliance-enforcing agencies request that companies have "adequate" compliance programs and organizations. But what does that mean? One option to determine...

EU Commission to open extensive probe into e-commerce market

European Union regulators plan to open a year-long extensive investigation into e-commerce as part of their efforts to remove online sales barriers and boost...

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