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Keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of compliance regulations is one of the biggest challenges of our work. These updates will make that a little easier. Use the legal and regulatory feed to stay current on the latest news and regulations impacting the world of compliance.

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Supply Chain Transparency and Australia’s Closer Look at Modern Slavery Laws

08/22/2017

Australia is considering whether to adopt modern slavery legislation, similar to that found in the United Kingdom (UK) and California.

UK Decision Provides Useful Reminder on Carefully Navigating Privilege Protection in Multi-Jurisdiction Investigations

08/21/2017

The UK Serious Fraud Office obtained a declaration that certain documents prepared during investigations by solicitors and forensic accountants into the activities of a UK-incorporated multinational corporation were not subject to legal professional privilege.

German Federal Labor Court: Employer Cannot Use Information From Secret Keylogger Software as Evidence in Court

08/18/2017

Information obtained via a keylogger software secretly installed on an employee's computer cannot be used as evidence in court - some exceptions apply.

The Vaccine Liability Case – ECJ Lowers the Standard of Proof

08/17/2017

In a recent judgment, the ECJ held that where there is a lack of scientific consensus, proving that a vaccine is defective may be established by "serious, specific and consistent" evidence, so long as national courts ensure that the burden of proof is not being disregarded.

Launch of the Global Trade Secrets Thought leadership piece: The Bourd Ultimatum

08/15/2017

Baker McKenzie is proud to present The Board Ultimatum: Protect and Preserve (The Rising Importance of Safeguarding Trade Secrets), our new report published in partnership with Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership.

August 2017 International Trade Compliance Update

08/15/2017

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of Baker McKenzie's International Trade Compliance Update.

New Swedish Legislation Concerning Registration of Beneficial Owner

08/11/2017

The Swedish Parliament has passed a new law concerning registration of beneficial owners, an implementation of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, which will enter into force on 1 August 2017.

Mexico: New Criminal Offense – Illegal Extrajudicial Debt Collection

08/10/2017

On 23 June 2017, a reform to the Federal Criminal Code was enacted to classify the criminal offense of "illegal extrajudicial debt collection".