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Follow Up: Deferred Prosecution Agreement Roundtable

Baker McKenzie Toronto hosted an event to discuss legal and policy issues relating to the introduction of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Canada. Here are the key takeaways.

Norway implements new rules controlling foreign ownership

The Norwegian Parliament is expected to pass a new Act on National Security under which the Norwegian Government will be able to stop foreign investments that may threaten security interests of national importance.

Thailand: Insight into the New Trade Competition Act

The Trade Competition Act aims to resolve delays and failures in enforcing the competition law in Thailand for the past 18 years.

EU: Ban on unjustified geo-blocking expected to apply as of late 2018

The European Parliament approved the revised draft of a new Regulation aiming to overcome obstacles that cross-border e-commerce customers are faced with.

Singapore’s New Cybersecurity Act – A Relief and Leading the Way for Others?

This update focuses on the amendments that have since found their way into the Cybersecurity Act as passed by Parliament.

Brazil introduces public hotlines and rewards for whistleblowers

Brazil introduced measures to facilitate the report of crimes and administrative offences.

Beijing Issued First Rules on Road Tests for Autonomous Vehicles

We have summarized the essential concepts and conditions set out in the Guiding Opinions and the Implementation Rules in relation to autonomous vehicles, as issued by the government agencies of Beijing.

Data Protection Officers Must Not Have a Conflict of Interest – Part 2

Under the European General Data Protection Regulation many companies will be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer. Violating the requirements relating to the appointment of a DPO can be sanctioned with fines of up to EUR 10 million or up to 2 percent of the total worldwide annual turnover, whichever is higher. So, who do you appoint as your DPO?

Pharmaceutical Sector in Malaysia under Market Review of the Malaysian Competition Commission

The Malaysian Competition Commission has initiated a market review on the pharmaceutical sector. What does this mean for companies?

Steps to Liberalize Uzbekistan’s Export – Import Regime

Two decrees aiming towards the liberalization of Uzbekistan's import and export regime have been signed by the country's President. The Decrees represent a further step towards liberalization of Uzbekistan's economy.