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Baker & McKenzie Launches 2016 Global Data Protection Enforcement Report

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We surveyed local counsel in 37 jurisdictions throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, and asked them to describe the legal risks associated with violations of data protection laws, and summarize enforcement activities among local data protection authorities.

Baker & McKenzie Approved as Third Party Reviewer under Integrity Regime by Government of...

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Recently, a global Baker & McKenzie team received approval from the Government of Canada to act as an approved Third Party reviewer under the Canadian Integrity Regime.

Casting a Wider Net: Conspiracy Charges In Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Cases

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Conspiracy charges continue to assist the government in overcoming the myriad legal obstacles to establishing a substantive FCPA violation.

Dealing With The Increased FCPA Risk For Defense Contractors

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The last four years have been a time of dramatic change for many companies in the U.S. aerospace and defense industry. At the same time, the FCPA risks increased.

Too Little But Not Too Late – Nanomaterial Reporting Deadline in Canada

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Canada's Chemical Management Plan (the "CMP") continues to expand the scope of its investigation into substances already in commercial use in Canada. The newest target for CMP scrutiny and industry reporting are nanomaterials - substances that are manufactured and/or have internal or surface structures measured in nanometers.

Canada Relaxes Sanctions Targeting Iran

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

Preventing FCPA Violations by your International Consultants, Representatives and Distributors

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US companies and others subject to jurisdiction under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) can be held vicariously liable for an FCPA violation committed on their behalf or at their direction by third partie

The European Commission and US Authorities Reach Agreement on TransAtlantic Data Flows

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After months of intense negotiations, the European Commission and the US Government announced today an agreement on the EU-US Privacy Shield .

U.S. Government Takes Additional Steps to Relax Comprehensive Embargo of Cuba

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On January 26, 2016, the U.S. OFAC and the U.S. BIS announced amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations to engage and empower the Cuban people.

Iran Trade Roadshow on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

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"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.
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