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Baker and 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.

Loose Lips Sink Staff

61% of executives polled in a recent Baker McKenzie and Euromoney survey stated that trade secrets and intellectual property are a board-level issue, reflecting the rising value of trade secrets in our digital age.

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

Baker McKenzie releases Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook 2017 edition

We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis: How it may impact you?

On Monday, June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to close off access to the Gulf country, with an embargo on air, sea or land traffic to and from Qatar. What does this mean for your company?

Biometric Access: Is Your Workplace at Risk of Hacking?

The past few years have seen an increasing trend in companies' implementation of biometric clocking systems to monitor and control employees' access to the workplace. In the international sphere, courts are clamping down on the use of biometric clocking systems, claiming that it infringes employees' right to privacy and autonomy.

Council extends EU sanctions against Iran

On 11 April 2017, the Council extended EU sanctions against Iran, which will now be in place until 13 April 2018.

African Competition Law Update

Competition regulators may have active competition law enforcement, regional laws that relate to competition law enforcement or regional laws that promote competition between member states. We highlight the most notable developments in regional competition law.

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