Ukraine

U.S. Commerce Department Imposes Licensing Requirement on Exports/Reexports to Crimea

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) is issuing a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations, 15 C.F.R. Part 730 et seq. (“EAR”), to...

Ukraine: New anti-corruption law aims to clean up “the garbage”

On January 25, 2015, a law creating a new anti-corruption bureau entered into force. The Bureau will be empowered to investigate misconduct by high-level...

EU Foreign Affairs Council holds “in-depth discussion” on EU-Russia relations

EU relations with Russia were the subject of an "in-depth discussion" during yesterday's meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (the "Council"), according to...

Ukraine Introduces New Legislation on Money Laundering

On 14 October 2014, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Law “On prevention and counteraction to legalization (money laundering) of the proceeds from crime or...

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...

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...

In Search of The Obvious: Groupement des Cartes Bancaires and ‘By Object’ Infringements under...

GCB is a landmark judgment with important implications for the European Commission and member states applying EU competition law, as well as the companies...

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...

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