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Impact of Recent US and EU Sanctions on the Middle East

October 2018 The state of United States (US), European Union (EU), and other sanctions regimes is in flux like never before, with significant implications for Middle...

Egyptian Competition Authority starts intervening in pre-merger transactions

Recent developments Following media reports that two multinational companies were in merger discussions, the Egyptian Competition Authority ("ECA") has told the parties to seek prior...

United States Withdraws from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States will be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), culminating months of uncertainty around the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. Furthermore, President Trump announced that the United States would re-impose nuclear sanctions against Iran.

South Africa: Catch me if you can

“You can’t fire me, I resign!” sounds like something one of Harvey Spectre’s clients might say. But if your employment relationship is not in Hollywood, but South Africa, what would the legal position be in respect of resignation to avoid dismissal?

Managing Risk: Compliance in the Healthcare Sector in the Middle East

We are pleased to invite you to our workshop on "Managing Risk: Compliance in the Healthcare Sector in the Middle East" that will take place in our offices in Dubai on February 26, 2018.

Baker McKenzie releases Global Corporate Liability Handbook

Building on the success of 2016’s “EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook,” we are pleased to present you with the first global edition that collates and describes in detail the corporate liability and corporate crime regimes of countries in Asia, EMEA and the Americas.

Global GCN Survey: Commercial bribery prohibitions and enforcement

Our survey analyzed where commercial bribery is a criminal offense, who may be prosecuted and how active the local authorities are.

Baker McKenzie launches second edition of the dictionary “Compliance and Governance from A-Z”

We are pleased to announce that the updated second edition of the Baker & McKenzie dictionary : Compliance and Governance from A-Z is now published.

Protection for whistleblowers in South Africa

While no piece of legislation will ever provide absolute protection and no-one can earnestly guarantee whistle-blowers that their lives will not be affected in some way once they point out wrongdoing, workplace whistle-blowers can rely on the protection afforded by the South African Protected Disclosures Act provided that they made a protected disclosure.

African Competition Update

The focus on competition in African airspace has been renewed and the focus on pricing in the telecommunications sector in Africa has been increased.

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