Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie, founded as Baker & McKenzie in 1949, is a multinational law firm. As of August 2018, it is ranked as the second-largest international law firm in the world by headcount with 13,000 employees including 6,076 fee earners and 4,700 lawyers on a full-time equivalent basis in 78 offices across 46 countries. It is the largest law firm in the United States by headcount.

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According to Article 40.1 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the national supervisory authorities in the European Economic Area shall “encourage the drawing up of codes of conduct intended to contribute to the proper application” of the GDPR. A prerequisite for codes of conduct to be prepared by Swedish associations and

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It is frequently observed that children are especially impacted by advertising, and special attention must be paid when marketing to them. Historically, with the exception of Quebec, which has prohibited virtually all forms of commercial advertising directed at children under the age of 13 since 1980, Canada did not specifically restrict advertising targeted

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On 19 September 2023, the EU Commission opened a consultation on its BEFIT Directive, which was published the previous week. BEFIT is the acronym for Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation. The initiative, widely considered to replace the EU Commission’s Consolidated Common Corporate Tax Base (“CCCTB”), will aim to introduce a

Japan Customs has amended their import procedures in order to continuously realize both the effective border enforcement and the appropriate collection of taxes as well as securing the smooth import.

The amendments were made in response to the circumstances where (1) imports of cargo transacted through online shopping platforms and other means have been increasing

With the expansion of cross-border e-commerce, imports of mail-order shipments have increased, and many cases of smuggling of illicit drugs and intellectual property infringing goods have been uncovered. In response to such circumstances, the Japanese Customs has amended the system to continue to ensure smooth imports, to ensure the effectiveness of border control, and to

As we previously covered in a post earlier this month, the California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”) has published draft regulations on risk assessments and cybersecurity audits required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”). On September 8, the CPPA held a public board meeting that

The recent issue of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) official gazette published in early June 2023 includes the Resolution No. 1321/1444 of 6 June 2023 (“Resolution“) issued by KSA’s Minister of Finance. The resolution adopts:

  • The model general arbitration submission agreement; and
  • The model arbitration submission agreement providing for the arbitration in the Saudi
  • For nearly a decade, plaintiffs have been filing lawsuits over the alleged environmental and health consequences associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — sometimes called forever chemicals. Initially, these lawsuits were largely against early manufacturers of Teflon and other common household products.

    But this landscape is rapidly changing. Recently, the range of lawsuits and companies

    On September 21, 2023, Canada announced amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Haiti) Regulations (the “Regulations”) in response to “acts of significant corruption”. These amendments list an additional three individuals under the Schedule of the Regulations and took effect on September 20, 2023. This follows Canada’s appointment of a new ambassador of Canada to Haiti, André François