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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

European Union, United States, and Switzerland Move Forward on Sanctions Relief for Iran Following...

On 18 October 2015, Iran and the EU/E3+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and United States) began preparations to implement their respective commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action related to Iran’s nuclear programme.

Switzerland to follow UN and EU in lifting nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions on...

On 21 October 2015 the Federal Council of Switzerland announced that it would also ease its sanctions measures on Implementation Day, in line with the UN and the EU.

Switzerland: Conviction for the Payment of Bribes to Saadi Gaddafi as De Facto Foreign...

A recently published decision of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court sheds light on the concept of foreign public officials in the context of Swiss anti-bribery provisions.

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...

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...

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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