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Compliance Benchmark 2016: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Following our summary in March 2015, we have again summarized the main compliance benchmarking surveys which have been published over the past 12 months and summarized their results.

Publication of the Blue Guide 2016: Implications for online sales and other significant changes

The EU Commission published an updated version of 'The "Blue Guide" on the implementation of EU product rules', the most authoritative EU guidance on the application of product-related directives and regulations to goods destined for the EU market.

Brexit – Are You Ready?

Businesses themselves have little or no role or influence in the vote on 23 June 2016, but if a Brexit vote does happen, businesses can and should have a significant role in what comes next.

Baker & McKenzie’s EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook 2015

Baker & McKenzie has published the first edition of EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook 2015. The handbook covers 23 jurisdictions and answers the most important questions in connection with corporate liability.

UN, US, EU, and Switzerland impose tough new sanctions on North Korea as a...

Following the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's latest nuclear test and rocket launch on 6 January 2016 and 7 February 2016 respectively, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2270 (2016) on 2 March 2016.

Baker & McKenzie Launches 2016 Global Data Protection Enforcement Report

We surveyed local counsel in 37 jurisdictions throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, and asked them to describe the legal risks associated with violations of data protection laws, and summarize enforcement activities among local data protection authorities.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) validates the monitoring of employees’ e-mails

The ruling issued by the European Court of Human Rights (Barbulescu versus Romania) puts an end to the lawsuit brought against an employee's dismissal because he had used (for his personal correspondence) a Yahoo Messenger account that his employer had instructed him to open to reply to customer requests.

Lifting of Swiss sanctions against Iran following Implementation Day

As a consequence of the implementation of the JCPOA, Swiss sanctions against Iran will be lifted at the same time as those of the UN and the EU.

Antitrust risk re-assessment in newly concentrated markets: practical ways to preserve freedom from investigation

The economic literature explains that most markets tend towards oligopoly over the longer term. This does not necessarily imply that competition is impaired.

Corporate investigations: key issues for boards and in-house lawyers

With the steady increase of global regulation and enforcement across all industries in today's commercial world, the conduct by companies of independent and credible internal investigations is swiftly being recognised as a standalone area of expertise

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