Russia

Sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol: how far do they go?

On 18 December 2014, the European Union significantly extended its trade sanctions in relation to Crimea and Sevastopol. Regulation 1351/2014 ("the Regulation") amends Regulation 692/2014 as...

OECD’s Foreign Bribery Report released: Three-fourths of cases involved intermediaries

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on December 2, 2014 released its first-ever analysis of anti-bribery on a global scale. 427 transnational...

Transparency International Launches the Latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 – China Loses Ground

On 3 December 2014, Transparency International ("TI") launched its latest Corruption Perceptions Index ("CPI") 2014. The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their...

US Commerce Department provides further guidance on Ukraine-related export controls

Earlier this week, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) posted 30 FAQs and responses on its website regarding...

Russia: Personal data measures force local data storage

On 21 July 2014, Russia adopted a law which generally requires all companies that collect and process personal data of Russian citizens to use...

Baker & McKenzie EU Anti-Bribery, Trade and Customs Webinar Series 2014

Baker & McKenzie's EU Compliance, International Trade and Customs Groups are bringing together their considerable local knowledge and on the ground experience to deliver their...

UK – Russian sanctions extended to certain overseas territories

On 15 October 2014, the official Legislation.gov.uk website posted SI 2014/2710 - The Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2014, which gives...

Russia: Changes Proposed to Anti-Corruption Legislation

In the past week, two notable changes have been proposed to anti-corruption legislation in Russia. 1. Companies Guilty of Corruption May be Barred...

EU Tightens Sanctions Against Russia Again

 Only on July 30, 2014, the EU had significantly intensified its sanctions against Russia in reaction to the developments in the Ukraine. As tensions...

Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Coming Soon to a Country Regulating You

Disclosure of environmental, human rights and social risks is moving from its home between the glossy pages of voluntary reports into the hard-nosed realm of mandatory legal requirements, as evidenced by recent developments in the European Union and India.

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