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2016 Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook released

Baker & McKenzie released the 2016 edition of its Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Handbook. You can read the Handbook for free on Global Compliance News.

Open for Business: The U.S. Department of Commerce Begins Acceptance of Certifications to the...

As of August 1, 2016, U.S. companies can now self-certify compliance to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to the U.S. Department of Commerce

ECJ: when can a third party can get you on the hook for a...

In VM Remonts, the EU Court of Justice ruled for the first time on whether a company can be liable for competition law infringements that resulted from the actions of a third party service provider that was not an agent of the company and was taking initiatives that clearly exceeded the tasks assigned to it.

Dutch Supreme Court questions compatibility of fiscal unity regime with EU Law

The Dutch Supreme Court referred questions for a preliminary ruling to the European Court of Justice, asking whether certain elements of the Dutch fiscal unity regime should also be available to Dutch resident companies with a 95% or more EU resident parent, subsidiary or sister company which can not be part of a Dutch fiscal unity due to the geographical restrictions of the fiscal unity regime.

What are the implications of Brexit for EU product compliance?

If you manufacture, import or supply products in, to or via the UK in some capacity, you may well already be considering how Brexit may impact the application of product-related laws to your business. In this article we look at what might happen to product laws under the different suggested models for the UK/EU-27 relationship so that you can start considering how your business may be affected.

European Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive: Agreement Reached

On 21 June 2016, the European Council unanimously agreed on a package of anti-tax avoidance measures.

EU political agreement on framework to stop financing armed groups through trade in conflict...

EU institutions agreed on a framework for an EU Regulation designed to ensure that minerals entering the EU have been sourced responsibly and without funding conflict and human rights abuses.

EU General Data Protection (GDPR) Game Plan Series – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of the Baker & McKenzie GDPR Game Plan Series! On 25 May 2016, the GDPR finally entered into force. It will start to apply as of 25 May 2018 giving organisations two years to come into compliance.

EU Customs: Implementation of Union Customs Code from 1 May 2016

EU customs legislation is undergoing some significant changes from 1 May 2016 with the implementation of the Union Customs Code (“UCC”). The changes implemented...

Union Customs Code: Guidance issued by the European Commission

Further to our post on (available here) detailing some of the key changes to EU customs legislation taking place under the Union Customs Code...

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