Ukraine

Ukraine starts reform of judicial system

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From 28 March 2015 the powers of the Supreme Court will be enhanced and new rules will apply to the selection and disciplining of...

Russia to lift Ukraine-related embargos?

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Russia considers a partial withdrawal of its embargo on imports of food products originating from the countries that have imposed Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia....

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

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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...

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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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...
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