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Mexico: Navigating the Opportunity and Risk of the Energy Reform

The Energy Reform recently approved by the Mexican Congress offers great opportunities to companies that want to expand into the energy sector in Mexico....

U.S. Government Relaxes Comprehensive Embargo of Cuba

On January 15, 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...

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...

US move to normalize relations to Cuba

On December 17, 2014, following the release by Cuba of American Alan Gross, President Obama announced a new approach to relations with Cuba. According to...

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...

Brazil: Phase 3 Report on Implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention released

On October 29, the OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB) published its Phase 3 report on Brazil’s implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (Convention)....

Chile: Five years of the Law on Criminal Liability of Legal Entities

As Law No. 20,393, which “Establishes Criminal Liability for legal entities arising from certain felonies of money laundering, terrorism financing and bribery" (the Law...

US – BIS imposes controls on certain exports to Venezuela for use by its...

On November 7, 2014, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations...

Mexico: For the first time, Consumer Protection Agency imposes fines on e-commerce retailers

The Mexican Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) imposed fines on major e-commerce retailers even though no consumer complaint was filed; During a massive raid on...

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