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Global Legal Guide for Luxury & Fashion Companies

Despite geopolitical shifts, uncertainty and various factors that seem to affect numerous sectors, the global luxury and fashion industry has tripled in the last...

Export Controls and Sanctions: Preparing for the Impact of a No-Deal Brexit

Introduction Following the recent third rejection of the Brexit withdrawal agreement in the UK Parliament, a no-deal Brexit remains firmly on the agenda. This alert...

You’re Invited! 13th Annual Conference on Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law

We are pleased to invite you to the ICC-Baker McKenzie Thirteenth Annual Conference 2019 on "Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law", which will...

Connected Compliance: The Global Case for Integration

Leverage the value of connected compliance to your competitive advantage In the autumn of 2017, we spoke with more than 500 UK multinationals about their...

Save the Date l Baker McKenzie Global Tax Dispute Resolution Conference: The Shape of...

Across the globe, tax is at the top of the agenda in newsrooms and boardrooms alike, owing to a marked rise in the number...

Be Prepared – The German DPAs will start random GDPR audits

The Data Protection Supervisory Authorities ("DPAs") for the German states of Lower Saxony and Bavaria recently announced (related information can be found here and...

German data protection authorities establish new rules for whistleblowing hotlines: Call for action

In light of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, the German data protection authorities have changed their position on how employees submit whistleblowing reports anonymously. The German data protection authorities have issued guidelines in this regard.

EU: 5th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive published

The EU Commission proposed the revised AMLD in July 2016 as part of its Action Plan against terrorism announced in February 2016, after the attacks in Paris and Brussels, and as a reaction to the Panama Papers published in April 2016.

Seizure of data and documents in internal investigations in Germany – Status quo and...

Irritations arose not only in Anglo-American countries, when public prosecutors and other authorities in Germany searched (cooperating) companies and their mandated law firms and confiscated a variety of documents and data. In this post, we analyze the status quo and provide conceptual suggestions for an investigations-related attorney-client privilege.

Data Protection Officers Must Not Have a Conflict of Interest – Part 2

Under the European General Data Protection Regulation many companies will be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer. Violating the requirements relating to the appointment of a DPO can be sanctioned with fines of up to EUR 10 million or up to 2 percent of the total worldwide annual turnover, whichever is higher. So, who do you appoint as your DPO?

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