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Global: Bite-size Briefings: Conflicts of interest and spread charges – a continuing focus for...

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A series of briefings that take a 'bite-size' look at international trends in different jurisdictions, drawing on Baker McKenzie's expert financial services practitioners.Global financial...

US 50 State Shelter-in-Place / Reopening Tracker

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Shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders have been prevalent throughout the United States since March 2020 as state and local governments have sought to protect their...

Global Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) Guide

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Our Global PIPE Guide sets out a comparison of the key features and requirements applicable to PIPE deals in a number of jurisdictions around...

China: CBIRC to conduct follow-up checks on banking and insurance sector to ensure industry...

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On 24 June 2020, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) issued a circular on Carrying out the Follow-up Checks for the Rectification of Market Problems in the Banking and Insurance Sectors (the "Circular"). The CBIRC proposes to launch follow-up checks to review the steps taken to correct industry problems identified in the past three years following some high-profile cases, particularly in the areas of corporate governance, risk management and repeated violations of several laws and regulations.Our alert sets out a brief summary of key "follow-up" checks outlined in the Circular and provides some practical tips that we have developed from our own experience on how companies can ensure their compliance programs satisfy the guidelines. More information can be found in our guide on 5 Essential Elements Of Corporate Compliance.

Hong Kong National Security Law

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The Hong Kong National Security Law took effect on 30 June 2020. The 66-article law criminalizes four types of acts: secession, subversion of State...

Global: COVID-19: Government Intervention Schemes Guide

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Countries around the globe are facing unprecedented and rapid change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government Intervention Schemes Guide provides a summary of...

United Kingdom: COVID-19 – Dishonest assistance and fraudulent trading: Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation)...

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This article relates to a recent High Court decision regarding dishonest assistance, fraudulent trading (pursuant to s.213 of the Insolvency Act) and vicarious liability and will be particularly relevant to brokers, banks, traders and other intermediaries which process payments and other transactions.  The Disputes Resolution team shed light on the circumstances in which those entities and individuals may be found by the Courts to have acted dishonestly by failing to seek further information where they have suspicions of potential wrongdoing. This will also be useful reading in preparation for a post-Covid-19 world, when the repercussions of actions that took place before and during the pandemic will be better understood and will no doubt be thrust under a spotlight.

Global: Global Public M&A Guide

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A guide to some of the key legal considerations associated with public M&A transactions across the globe.Public M&A transactions can ordinarily be complex and...

Global: Force Majeure Tracker

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This guide has been prepared to address the substantial business and operational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the unexpected nature of the...

Germany: COVID-19 Corporate Legal Guideline

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We will provide you with regular updates on all relevant legal developments regarding the Coronavirus disease in Germany. Please find on the link below...
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