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Reform of the Spanish Criminal Code: IP rights amendments

On 1 July 2015, the Organic Law 7/2015 entered into force, which amends the Spanish Criminal Code, introducing, among others, major changes in the...

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...

Directors’ and Compliance Officer’s Criminal Liability under the latest reform of the Spanish Criminal...

The recent reform of the Criminal Code (‘Reform’) specifically provides for corporate criminal liability, as contained in Article 31 bis of the Criminal Code...

Hungary Imposes New Mandatory Data Breach Registry Requirements

The Hungarian Parliament has recently adopted an amendment (Act No CXXIX of 2015) to the Information Act that will provide regulation regarding how data...

Mid-Year Review 2015: Anti-Corruption in the EMEA Region

This article summarizes the anti-corruption developments in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) during the first half of 2015. Recent trends in...

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...

Italy Introduces New Crimes against the Environment

On May 19, 2015 the Italian Parliament approved the new "Provisions related to crimes against the environment". The law will be enforceable in...

Portugal changes its anti-corruption laws

The Portuguese Parliament recently enacted Law 30/2015, of 22 April, aiming to comply with the recommendations addressed to Portugal on corruption by GRECO, UN...

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...

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