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Baker McKenzie releases Global Corporate Liability Handbook

Building on the success of 2016’s “EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook,” we are pleased to present you with the first global edition that collates and describes in detail the corporate liability and corporate crime regimes of countries in Asia, EMEA and the Americas.

Mexico: Pemex Publishes its Code of Ethics and its New Code...

On August 28, 2017, Petróleos Mexicanos published its new Code of Conduct. The Code outlines the corporate ethics principles and guidelines mandatory for all employees, subsidiaries and affiliates.

Baker McKenzie launches second edition of the dictionary “Compliance and Governance...

We are pleased to announce that the updated second edition of the Baker & McKenzie dictionary : Compliance and Governance from A-Z is now published.

Portugal: Legal Regime on the Beneficial Ownership Central Register

In addition to the establishment of the Beneficial Ownership Central Register, the Law requires legal entities to maintain an updated record of the shareholders and persons controlling the company.

German Federal Court of Justice: Compliance Management System can lead to...

The German Federal Court of Justice ruled that a compliance management system can reduce a fine. What are the prerequisites?

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

Singapore Adopts ISO 37001 Standard on Anti-Bribery Management Systems

Singapore launched the Singapore Standard ISO 37001 on Anti-bribery management systems on 12 April 2017, following a public consultation.

Czech criminal court has terminated proceedings against a legal entity due...

The Municipal court in Prague ruled that criminal proceedings against a company will be terminated because the company "has used all efforts to prevent the commitment of the crime" by one of its managing employees and therefore fulfilled the conditions for its exculpation.

Ukraine: Typical Anti-Corruption Program for Legal Entity is approved

On 2 March 2017 the National Agency on Corruption Prevention approved the Typical Anti-Corruption Programme for Legal Entities. Certain legal entities must adopt an Anti-Corruption Programme in line with the Typical Programme.

Hand Vein Authentication Bolsters Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Notorious frauds at many Global Fortune Companies highlight the importance of internal controls. In spite of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX or SOA), external auditors continue to disclose large numbers of material weaknesses in internal control systems of many public companies.