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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In a landmark decision on July 18, 2024, Judge Paul Englemayer of the Southern District of New York dismissed most charges in the SEC’s enforcement action against SolarWinds and its CISO, Timothy Brown. The court ruled that cybersecurity controls are not part of a company’s “system of internal accounting controls” under Section 13(b)(2)(B)(iii)

In a post two months ago, we discussed how the United States Securities and Exchange Commission surprised the crypto community on May 23, 2024 when it effectively set the stage for the sale of spot Ethereum Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) to begin in the not-too-distant future.  That day has now arrived.

On May 23, 2024, the

In brief On 2 July 2024, the Luxembourg law (“Law“) implementing the new European framework for the effective and harmonized management of digital risks in the financial sector, namely the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), was published in the Luxembourg official gazette.  Like DORA, the Law will apply as of 17 January 2025. The Law designates the Commission de Surveillance du

In a decision of April 3, 2024, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (“SFSC”) dismissed an application by Spain for an annulment of an arbitral award issued by an ad hoc-arbitral tribunal seated in Geneva. The arbitral tribunal had held that Spain had failed to accord fair and equitable treatment to a French company which had

The Government of Canada has established additional avenues to administer and enforce Canadian sanctions laws. Specifically, the Government is relying on the existing legislative framework under the Proceeds of Crime, Money Laundering, and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and its administrative agency, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) alongside the Canada Border

As regulations evolve and enforcement intensifies, effective documentation of sanctions investigation results has never been more critical. Proper documentation is crucial not only for maintaining legal privileges and the confidentiality of sensitive information, but also for supporting legal defenses in potential regulatory enforcement in the future. Additionally, companies may have an obligation to disclose investigation