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The Luxembourg Register of Beneficial Owners: New Transparency Obligations for Registered Entities

The law establishing a Register of Beneficial Owners for Luxembourg-registered entities came into force as of 1 March 2019. The beneficial ownership register is...

South Africa: Amendments to the Financial Intelligence Centre Act Become Effective

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act of 2001 ("FICA") was amended by the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act of 2017 (the "Amendment"), which provided for...

Singapore: Harsher Penalties for Offences Under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes

Recent amendments to the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap. 65A) (the "CDSA") took effect  on 1 April...

Belgian Cayman Tax: Publication of an Extended Blacklist of Entities Established Outside the EEA

Last Thursday, a Royal Decree extending the list of non-EEA entities targeted by the Belgian Cayman tax was published in the Belgian Gazette. The...

China Retaliatory Tariffs – Product Exclusion Process

According to a Circular No. 2 (the Circular) released by the Tariff Commission of the State Council (the Tariff Commission), which is a multi-ministerial board...

US Government Imposes Comprehensive Restrictions on Exports/Reexports to Huawei and Its Affiliates and Issues...

The US government has taken coordinated actions this week that target Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (Huawei), effectively cutting it off from sourcing US products...

US: OFAC Publishes “A Framework for Compliance Commitments”

On 2 May 2019, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments (Framework). This long-awaited document sets...

May 2019 International Trade Compliance Update

Read publication  The May 2019 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update features the following updates:WTO: Australia ratifies Government Procurement Agreement; 6 regional trade...

Seven Things to Consider When Transacting in Africa

Ahead of the Baker McKenzie African Transactional Summit taking place in Johannesburg in May 2019, Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the Firm’s global...

Global Legal Guide for Luxury & Fashion Companies

Despite geopolitical shifts, uncertainty and various factors that seem to affect numerous sectors, the global luxury and fashion industry has tripled in the last...

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