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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...

South Africa: Banking Law Developments

South Africa has a sophisticated banking system that aims to ensure economic stability, consumer protection and institutional safety. Numerous new laws are in the...

UAE Issues Cabinet Resolution Implementing the New AML Law

The AML Resolution introduces a number of significant enhancements to the UAE AML regime including:(a) the introduction of the "risk-based approach" to AML regulation, whereby...

UAE: Strengthening Compliance Against Financial Crime: Recent Developments and Enforcement Trends in the UAE

Greater scrutiny into financial crimes The newly enacted Federal Law No. 20 of 2018 on Anti-Money Laundering Law (AML Law) contains important improvements over the...

Widespread Amendments to South Africa’s Competition Law Regime

An extensive set of competition law amendments has been in the making since December 2017 when the Competition Amendment Bill (Bill) was initially gazetted...

February 2019 International Trade Compliance Update

Read publicationWelcome to the February 2019 edition of Baker McKenzie’s International Trade Compliance Update. Here are some highlights:Best Practices Guide developed for UN...

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis – Shipping Boycott Still Stands

Over the past week, various reports from news outlets and other sources have suggested that some of the restrictions on the movements of goods...

Save the Date l Baker McKenzie Global Tax Dispute Resolution Conference: The Shape of...

Across the globe, tax is at the top of the agenda in newsrooms and boardrooms alike, owing to a marked rise in the number...

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...

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