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United States: This Week in Government Enforcement

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Please join us for a new weekly video series, hosted by Baker McKenzie's North America Government Enforcement partners Tom Firestone and Jerome Tomas.This weekly briefing is available on demand and will cover hot topics and current enforcement actions related to white collar crime and criminal investigations in the US and abroad to arm you with the information you need to start your business week.As one of the largest global law firms, we will call upon our exceptionally deep and broad bench of white collar experts throughout the world and particularly in the commercial hubs of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to join our weekly discussion series.

Czech Republic: COVID-19 – Restrictions adopted as of 22nd October 2020

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Please find below a summary of measures adopted by the Czech government in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in the Czech Republic, with effect from 22nd October 2020.

United Kingdom: Webinar: The new UK Foreign Investment Regime: Everything you need to know

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Webinar: The new UK Foreign Investment Regime: Everything you need to knowThe UK’s foreign investment landscape is heading for a complete overhaul. On 11...

United Kingdom: FCA takes first enforcement action for breach of the Short Selling Regulation...

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In brief In its first enforcement action for a breach of the Short Selling Regulation (SSR), the FCA has imposed a fine of £873,118 on...

Global: A Guide to Regulatory Fintech Sandboxes Internationally

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Regulators around the world are responding quickly to the rapidly evolving financial technology, or fintech, landscape. As new or emerging financial products, services or...

EU designates new Russian individuals and entities under the Chemical Weapons and Libya sanctions...

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On 15 October, the EU imposed Designated Party controls on six individuals and one entity in Russia under the EU’s Chemical Weapons sanctions regime...

United States: BIS to Provide Exporters Six-Month Extensions of Licenses as Part of Pandemic...

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On October 16, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced that exporters can request six-month extensions of export licenses that...

People’s Republic of China enacts new Export Control Law

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From 13 to 17 October 2020, the 22nd Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (“NPC”) deliberated on the third...

Colombia: Superintendence of Companies defines new criteria to determine the companies that must adopt...

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In brief On October 2, the Superintendence of Companies ("SS") issued the Resolution 100-006261 (the "Resolution"), by means of which it defined the new criteria...

Singapore: New Simplified Insolvency Programme

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The Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution (Amendment) Bill 2020 (“Bill”) will be introduced this month and it will establish the SIP. Under the SIP, qualifying micro and small companies (“MSCs”), which are companies with an annual revenue of less than $1 million and $10 million respectively, can benefit from the two simplified but temporary processes that has been adapted from the existing framework in the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018 (“IRDA”). These processes are the simplified debt restructuring and simplified winding up programme. It is envisioned that the SIP will provide simpler, faster and lower-cost proceedings.
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