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Adoption Day sees EU adopt legislative framework to lift nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions

On 18 October 2015, Iran's Foreign Minister and the EU Foreign Policy Chief issued a joint statement announcing the official adoption of the "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" between Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the USA).

Frequently Asked Questions on the Judgment of the CJEU on the US/EU Safe Harbor...

The Court of Justice of the European Union, following the opinion of the Advocate General, invalidated European Commission Decision 2000/520 dated July 27, 2000, which allowed transfers of personal data to US companies that self-certified under the US/EU Safe Harbor Program.

Post Danmark II – EU Commission Guidelines on Economic Assessment of Rebates Under Article...

The first Post Danmark case in 2012 brought about a modest antitrust revolution on Article 102 applicable to discrimination. Rarefied economic concepts were confirmed. Price discrimination as a standalone abuse was all but confined to a historical footnote in antitrust textbooks, to be replaced by a predation type test.

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...

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...

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