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DOJ Opinion Release 14-02 Highlights the Importance of Pre-Acquisition Compliance Due Diligence (and Recognizes...

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One of the most significant developments of 2014 in FCPA compliance arrived in November with the issuance by the Department of Justice of Opinion...

U.S. Government Relaxes Comprehensive Embargo of Cuba

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On January 15, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

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Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...

“Unfriend Me”: Social Media, Discipline and Discharge in Canada

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It is no secret that social media platforms are changing the way we communicate, the way we inform ourselves, and the way we do...

Changes In Defense Industry Are Increasing FCPA Risks

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It is a time of dramatic and unsettling change for many companies in the U.S. aerospace and defense industry. This period of great change...

US Government Issues New Executive Order Targeting North Korea

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On 2 January 2015, US President Barack Obama issued a new Executive Order (“the Order”) authorizing the imposition of additional sanctions targeting the Democratic People’s Republic...

U.S. Government Imposes Comprehensive Sanctions against Crimea

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Effective 19 December 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order that (i) imposes comprehensive sanctions on the Crimea region of Ukraine (“Crimea”), which has been occupied...

US Appeals Court Reverses Insider Trading Convictions: The Government Is Required to Prove That...

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On December 10, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the insider trading convictions of two hedge fund portfolio...

US move to normalize relations to Cuba

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On December 17, 2014, following the release by Cuba of American Alan Gross, President Obama announced a new approach to relations with Cuba. According to...

How “Voluntary” is Your Disclosure? Maximizing the Potential Benefits of Self-Reporting

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Prosecutors and regulatory agencies in the U.S. and elsewhere have long set expectations that, in order to maximize the prospect of receiving full cooperation...
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