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.
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.
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.
As part of one of the largest and most recommended Dispute Resolution practices in the world, our North America Litigation & Government Enforcement lawyers offer practical insights on how to help you navigate the complexities your business may face with confidence, while achieving your strategic and commercial objectives.
Since 2014, Ukraine has significantly enhanced its anti-corruption and trade sanctions legislation and enforcement practices to align with US and EU standards. Now companies face the risk of criminal liability for corruption-related actions of their employees and full suspension of all operations in Ukraine for violating trade sanctions and restrictions, including trade restrictions introduced in relation to Russia and the Crimea.
Tthe second-largest producer of telecommunications equipment in China, entered into a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice for violations of US sanctions against Iran and US export controls.
On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order with an effective date of March 16, 2017 that repeals the prior Executive Order.
Although issued without fanfare, the Evaluation Guidance represents the latest in a series of important communications by the Fraud Section outlining the DOJ’s expectations for effective corporate compliance programs.
the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security announced that it has updated the content of its Export Compliance Guidelines and Audit Module and combined both documents into one “easy-to-use” booklet.
But wait there's more. While President Trump's Executive Order temporarily banning certain foreign nationals from entry into the United States is dominating the headlines these days, employers now have something else to worry about.