Russia

US Congress Agrees to Advance Iran, Russia, and North Korea Sanctions Bill

Last month, the US Senate passed significant Russia sanctions legislation. Last Friday, the Senate and House of Representatives reached agreement to advance the bill. The House approved the bill yesterday.

EU extends economic sanctions against Russia by six months

The European Council has unanimously agreed to extend economic sanctions targeting the Russian economy by 6 months, until 31 January 2018.

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

Baker McKenzie releases Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook 2017 edition

We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.

Russia partially lifts foreign trade sanctions against Turkey

On May 31, 2017 the Russian President signed a Decree on repeal of a number of foreign trade measures against Turkey. The Decree repeals several prohibitions.

Ukraine Imposes Sanctions against Banks with Russian Capital

On 15 March 2017, the President of Ukraine enacted the decision of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council to impose sanctions on five Ukrainian banks with the capital of Russian state-owned b

Russia announces a further sanctions-related legislative initiative

The Service on the Surveillance for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being of the Russian Federation has published today a draft law on the introduction of amendments into the Russian Code on Administrative Violations.

China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

Baker McKenzie launches Global Anti-Corruption Risk Map

Baker McKenzie has created a one of its kind Anti-Corruption Risk-Map. The risk maps provide information on primary anti-corruption legislation and enforcement agencies, offences, defences and penalties in 55 countries.

US Sanctions Russian Intelligence and Security Services in Response to Alleged Election-Related Hacking

On December 29, 2016, the US government announced several measures in response to the Russian government's alleged "aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election." The measures impose sanctions against nine Russian parties, including the Russian Federal Security Service.

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