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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.

US Supreme Court Limits SEC’s Ability to Obtain Disgorgement

On June 5, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that the power of the SEC to take the profit out of violations of the securities laws through the remedy of disgorgement as practiced by the SEC is limited to the five-year period immediately preceding the filing of an enforcement action by the SEC because it operates as a penalty.

Register Today for the Healthcare Fraud & Enforcement Workshop

There is still time to register to join us on Thursday, June 1, 2017 for the Healthcare Fraud & Enforcement Workshop at the JW Marriott Miami. The Workshop will highlight recent developments changing the legal and compliance landscape for healthcare companies.

Canada: Pharmaceutical Industry Should Prepare for Individual Producer Responsibility

The uncertainty among producers within the waste diversion industry in Canada over the coming change from an industry-funded organization fee-based model to an individual producer responsibility regime for “brand holders” has principally focused upon those various regulated waste streams at the centre of mandatory diversion.

US Healthcare Fraud & Enforcement Workshop – Miami

On behalf of Baker McKenzie, we invite you to join us on Thursday, June 1, 2017 for the Healthcare Fraud & Enforcement Workshop at the JW Marriott Miami.

Trump Order Raises Significant FCA Compliance Concerns

President Trump signed an executive order calling for increased monitoring and enforcement of laws that require -- or express a preference for -- domestic goods, services, and labor. Trump’s order requires more rigorous enforcement of “Buy American” laws that require agencies and government contractors to procure goods, products or materials that are produced in the United States.

Hand Vein Authentication Bolsters Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Notorious frauds at many Global Fortune Companies highlight the importance of internal controls. In spite of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX or SOA), external auditors continue to disclose large numbers of material weaknesses in internal control systems of many public companies.

Aerospace & Defense Compliance Bullet

Baker McKenzie's Aerospace & Defense Compliance Bullet highlights significant compliance developments relevant to companies in the Aerospace & Defense industry and offer practical guidance with respect to business operations in various regions.

Canada: “Grow Your Shoes”? Sure, But The Law Won’t Seed Your Crop

We are, no doubt, entering a golden age of sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries. One trend afoot is the novel use of agricultural inputs in footwear and apparel, such as a corn-derived shoe sole. An interesting product which will, no doubt, capture market interest.

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