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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.

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.

Anti-Corruption, Export Controls, and Trade Sanctions Update

Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to its annual Anti-Corruption, Export Controls, and Trade Sanctions Update scheduled for Thursday, October 5 in Washington, DC.

US Imposes Economic Sanctions on Venezuela

On August 24, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order imposing additional sanctions on Venezuela. The Order states that these sanctions, which primarily target the Government of Venezuela and the Venezuelan oil industry, are in response to the deepening political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

U.S.-Brazil Alignment Is Incentivizing Companies to Settle Corruption Cases

Operation Car Wash is transforming the legal landscape in Brazil. The aggressive response by Brazilian prosecutors to locate evidence of corruption is cascading through Latin America and has prompted numerous investigations into corruption by other countries outside Brazil.

US: Second Circuit Overrules Newman’s “Meaningfully Close Personal Relationship” Test for Insider Trading

On August 23, 2017, the Second Circuit issued a 2-1 opinion overruling its previous decision in U.S. v. Newman, which required proof that gifts of inside information were made to those with a “meaningfully close personal relationship” with the tipper before insider trading liability could be imposed.

August 2017 International Trade Compliance Update

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.

New Proposed US Legislation Focuses on Medical Device Cybersecurity

The Bill aims to protect patient safety from medical device cyber attacks and improve medical device security

US Congress Agrees to Advance Iran, Russia, and North Korea Sanctions Bill

Last month, the US Senate passed significant Russia sanctions legislation. Last Friday, the Senate and House of Representatives reached agreement to advance the bill. The House approved the bill yesterday.

Decreased Enforcement Expected From SEC Regarding Conflict Minerals Regulations – For Now

Any company manufacturing or contracting to manufacture products using such conflict minerals had previously been required to conduct extensive due diligence on its supply chain. Following a series of partial losses in court, the SEC appears to be backing off the rule—for now.

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