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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.

Canada: Documents Prove Fraud in Summary Judgment Decision

In the recent Ontario Superior Court decision a summary judgment was granted finding both fraud and grounds to pierce the corporate veil of a corporate defendant. This case demonstrates how liability for even the most serious causes of action can be established by way of summary judgment under certain conditions.

Global Compliance News Webinar Invitation – Navigating trade sanctions in an increasingly complex and...

On December 12, 2017, we are hosting our first Global Compliance News webinar. The topic of the webinar is the rapidly changing sanctions environment. Economic and trade sanctions are today being routinely used by nation states to achieve their foreign policy objectives. Join our market leading trade compliance team to find out how your company may be affected by the recent developments in the sanctions arena.

Door Still Open? Canada As Safe Harbour For Multinational Human Rights Litigation

There has been a growing wave of significant lawsuits in Canada against corporations for alleged international labour and human rights violations in their overseas operations or supply chains. As a result, the question on whether longstanding principles of corporate liability in Canada are due for an update has been raised.

Canada moves quickly on corruption and human rights sanctions

The Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act has entered into force. The Act gives Canada the ability to impose unilateral sanctions against “foreign nationals” who are involved in corruption or gross violations of human rights.

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.

Canada Bans Facilitation Payments Under Foreign Anti-Corruption Law

Canada has formally repealed its exception for “facilitation payments” under its foreign anti-corruption legislation. These types of payments may now lead to criminal prosecution in Canada.

Healthcare goes digital but regulation hard to disrupt

Regulators around the world are increasingly starting to acknowledge that conventional approaches to regulation may act as an impediment to digital innovation in healthcare and are looking to modernise health regulation.

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.

Canada: Putting Circular Economy Back Into Sustainability

The explosive growth of corporate sustainability programs truly affirms the prominence, if not centrality, that many of these programs have within multinational producers across a wide variety of industries.

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