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5 Essential Elements of Corporate Compliance – A Global Template

Effectively managing corporate compliance efforts in today's regulatory environment--preventing corporate officers and employee from engaging in illegal practices, while also addressing a wide array...

Compliance Benchmark: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Various countries and their compliance-enforcing agencies request that companies have "adequate" compliance programs and organizations. But what does that mean? One option to determine...

MedTech Europe recommends phasing out conference sponsorship for Healthcare Professionals by 2018

In late 2014, the trade associations for the Med-Tech and Diagnostics industries in Europe have recommended phasing out by 1 January 2018 all direct...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...

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...

Switzerland Extends Anti-Circumvention Measures to EU Russia September Sanctions

To prevent the circumvention of international sanctions relating to the situation in Ukraine, Switzerland will, with effect from 18H CET today (Wednesday,...

Switzerland: Court squashes Sanctions imposed by Comco based on “in dubio pro reo” principle

3 November 2014 - By decision of September 23, 2014 the Swiss Federal Administrative Court ("Court") set aside a decision of the Swiss Competition...

Switzerland: How to notify Swiss companies – A guide for the European Commission

In a note dated 23 September 2014, the Swiss Federal Department for Economic Affairs clarified how the European Commission (EC) may send notices to Swiss companies,...

Only Four Countries Actively Enforce OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

On 23 October 2014, Transparency International published a report which analyzed the enforcement of the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Anti Bribery...

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