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.

Faced with a changing economic and regulatory landscape, multinational companies are re-evaluating their operating models in the Middle East to remain competitive and enhance performance. Successful business reorganization requires careful planning and implementation to achieve intended operational and financial objectives.

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On April 16, 2024, the Government of Canada presented its 2024 Federal Budget (Budget 2024). In Chapter 7, “Protecting Canadians and Defending Democracy”, Budget 2024 provides insight into the current administration’s trade-related domestic and foreign policy goals over the next five years. In its own words, the Government will address growing global uncertainty by investing

The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) has ruled on a case brought against Switzerland by the Swiss association KlimaSeniorinnen on behalf of its members and four individual women of the association. The more than 2.000 members of the association are elderly women (the majority over the age of 70) concerned about the consequences of

Last month, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published updated guidance materials for freight forwarders and exporters and updated their “Don’t Let This Happen to You” guidance document.  BIS also published a new resource to help identify boycott-related requests.

Updated Guidance

BIS issued updated guidance for freight forwarders and exporters

For all the benefits that fintech has brought to consumers, businesses and societies, it has also introduced new sources of vulnerability to financial systems, raising questions about the latter’s fragility. These systemic risks are interconnected but broadly fall into the following categories:

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Further to our January 2024 client alert, the anticipated amendments to the Enforcement Decree of the Financial Services and Capital Markets Act (“FSCMA Enforcement Decree“) have been adopted by the Korean government cabinet on 27 February 2024 and promulgated on 5 March 2024. The amendments to the FSCMA Enforcement Decree are therefore effective

Across Asia Pacific, healthcare and life sciences breakthroughs offer exciting opportunities to meet patient needs and create value, but rising costs and market uncertainty also apply significant pressure to operations and balance sheets.

These dual conditions represent a chance for innovators, investors and healthcare & life sciences businesses to protect, unlock and accelerate growth through

The FCA’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) regime is the UK’s flagship ESG regime, set to apply from May 2024 onwards. The SDR is primarily a product labelling regime which is accompanied by entity-level disclosure requirements, new anti-greenwashing guidance and ESG marketing requirements.

This implementation guide provides a practical overview of the regime and key points

In January this year, we reported on substantial proposed changes to the Defence Trade Control Act 2012 (“DTC Act”) that would require businesses handling Defence and Strategic Goods List (“DSGL”) subject matter within and from Australia to implement enhanced compliance mechanisms. On 27 March 2024, the Australian federal parliament implemented these proposed changes by passing the