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

U.S. Government Takes Additional Steps to Relax Comprehensive Embargo of Cuba

On September 21, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security...

U.S. Government Takes Additional Steps to Relax Comprehensive Embargo of Cuba

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security announced amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations in a continuing effort to relax certain aspects of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

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...

U.S. Government Removes Cuba From State Sponsors of Terrorism List

On May 29, 2015, the U.S. Government announced Cuba’s removal from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (the “SST List”), five months after...

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...

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...

President Obama Proposes Rescission of Cuba’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

On April 14, 2015, President Obama submitted to the U.S. Congress a report and certification indicating the Administration’s intent to rescind Cuba’s designation as...

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