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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.

Russian Companies Now Required to Identify Ultimate Beneficiaries

New requirements for all Russian companies to identify their ultimate beneficiaries enter into force on 21 December 2016.

Ukraine Expands Sanctions against Russia

On 17 October 2016, Ukraine imposed new personal sanctions against 335 Russian individuals and 167 entities, and extended the sanctions imposed in September 2015 for one more year.

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