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Get Ready for the European General Data Protection Regulation

With the anticipated publication of the European General Data Protection Regulation in 2016, multi-national companies are beginning to assess how the new Regulation will affect their global data protection and privacy compliance programs.

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...

Outline of EU and U.S. Sanctions Relief for Iran under Joint Comprehensive Plan of...

On 14 July 2015, Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union)...

Mid-Year Review 2015: Anti-Corruption in the EMEA Region

This article summarizes the anti-corruption developments in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) during the first half of 2015. Recent trends in...

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...

Update on EU conflict minerals

On 20 May 2015, a plenary meeting of the European Parliament voted in favour of pursuing a mandatory compliance scheme for conflict minerals. During...

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...

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