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EU Foreign Affairs Council holds “in-depth discussion” on EU-Russia relations

EU relations with Russia were the subject of an "in-depth discussion" during yesterday's meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (the "Council"), according to...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...

The EU strengthens sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol

Council Regulation (EU) No 1351/2014 (the "New Regulation") enters into force today, 20 December 2014, and introduces substantial sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol as the...

In Search of The Obvious: Groupement des Cartes Bancaires and ‘By Object’ Infringements under...

GCB is a landmark judgment with important implications for the European Commission and member states applying EU competition law, as well as the companies...

Update on EU Review of Export Control Policy

The EU is conducting a review of its export control policy with a view to creating a more integrated EU export control regime ensuring...

EU Anti-Bribery, Customs and Trade Webinar – Fundamentals and Pitfalls of EU Export Controls

In 2014, Baker & McKenzie launched a webinar series which covers a range of customs, export control, trade sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption topics. ...

EU: Will the Court of Justice of the EU invalidate “Safe Harbor” agreements because...

After Directive 2006/24/EC on data retention, which the ECJ ruled to be invalid on April 8, 2014, will the Court invalidate "Safe Harbor" agreements?...

Switzerland: How to notify Swiss companies – A guide for the European Commission

In a note dated 23 September 2014, the Swiss Federal Department for Economic Affairs clarified how the European Commission (EC) may send notices to Swiss companies,...

EU Tightens Sanctions Against Russia Again

 Only on July 30, 2014, the EU had significantly intensified its sanctions against Russia in reaction to the developments in the Ukraine. As tensions...

EU: New time limits for contractually agreed payment terms

On July 29, 2014 the law on combating late payment in commercial transactions came into force. It serves to implement the Directive 2011/7/EU of...

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