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Recent Developments in the Banking Sector and AML in Kuwait

This article provides a brief summary of thelatest developments in the banking sector in Kuwait, information on branches and representative offices of banks in Kuwait and anti-money laundering regulations.

Reflections on the Antitrust Section’s Spring Meeting

The ABA Antitrust Section's Spring Meeting provides an opportunity for review and reflection on recent antitrust developments. We summarize a few that may be of interest.

Compliance Benchmark 2016: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Following our summary in March 2015, we have again summarized the main compliance benchmarking surveys which have been published over the past 12 months and summarized their results.

Baker & McKenzie’s EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook 2015

Baker & McKenzie has published the first edition of EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook 2015. The handbook covers 23 jurisdictions and answers the most important questions in connection with corporate liability.

Seminar Invitation – Iran – The New and Old Trading Partner

We would like to invite you to our seminar " Iran - The New and Old Trading Partner" in our offices in Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Vienna.

Canada Relaxes Sanctions Targeting Iran

On February 5, 2016, the Government of Canada announced changes to its comprehensive economic and trade sanctions against Iran.

Egyptian Competition Authority restarts practice of dawn raiding companies when investigating cartels

In December 2015, the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) announced that it had uncovered a cartel in the pharmaceutical distribution sector and revealed that it had gathered evidence of the cartel during dawn raids.

Iran Trade Roadshow on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

"Implementation Day" of the nuclear agreement with Iran (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or “JCPOA”) and the re-opening of the Iranian market arrived on Saturday, 16 January. In response to this, Baker & McKenzie is organizing the Iran Trade Roadshow, a series of 2-3 hour seminars in various locations across the globe that will provide an overview of the potential changes to sanctions in relation to the JCPOA.

Overview of U.S. “Implementation Day” Sanctions Relief Under the JCPOA

This post provides you with a brief summary of the sanctions relief that the U.S. Government instituted on Implementation Day.

Lifting of Swiss sanctions against Iran following Implementation Day

As a consequence of the implementation of the JCPOA, Swiss sanctions against Iran will be lifted at the same time as those of the UN and the EU.

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