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Companies in the consumer goods and retail industry are adopting Artificial Intelligence in their business operations – from client marketing, to human resources, to supply chain management– to boost efficiencies and reduce operational costs. Though sustainability may not always be the initial driver, an organization’s overall sustainability efforts vastly benefit from the efficiencies brought about by AI. While AI brings about a myriad of benefits, it is prudent for companies to be aware of its associated risks.

Baker McKenzie’s Government Procurement Update resource center gives you the latest guidance, trends and enforcement actions related to government procurement (both US government contracting and international financing institutions), including suspension and debarment, bid protests, and False Claims Act defense. Calling upon our deep bench of more than 4,000 lawyers and legal professionals worldwide, we will occasionally feature guest practitioners to write about related topics in the criminal, civil, and administrative context. Readers can expect to find practical guidance and tips for compliance with public procurement policies as well as best practices for managing government inquiries and litigation.

Covid-19

On 17 February 2022, the we launched our Central Asia in Focus webinar series, discussing trends, challenges and opportunities in the region. In our five-episode webinar series, we will be discussing a wide range topics with experts from Banking & Finance, corporate, regulatory and other practices.
Episode 1: Update on recent developments in Kazakhstan: Aviation
Episode 2: Data protection and Covid-19: Trends, insights and comparison with the GDPR

Anti-Corruption

Baker McKenzie’s Government Procurement Update resource center gives you the latest guidance, trends and enforcement actions related to government procurement (both US government contracting and international financing institutions), including suspension and debarment, bid protests, and False Claims Act defense. Calling upon our deep bench of more than 4,000 lawyers and legal professionals worldwide, we will occasionally feature guest practitioners to write about related topics in the criminal, civil, and administrative context. Readers can expect to find practical guidance and tips for compliance with public procurement policies as well as best practices for managing government inquiries and litigation.

United States

On 9 September 2022, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule revising the Export Administration Regulations to authorize the release of certain technology and software in the context of “standards-related activity” involving entities listed on the Entity List. Comments on the impact of this action on participation in “standards-related activity” must be submitted to BIS no later than 8 November 2022.

Data Privacy

Companies in the consumer goods and retail industry are adopting Artificial Intelligence in their business operations – from client marketing, to human resources, to supply chain management– to boost efficiencies and reduce operational costs. Though sustainability may not always be the initial driver, an organization’s overall sustainability efforts vastly benefit from the efficiencies brought about by AI. While AI brings about a myriad of benefits, it is prudent for companies to be aware of its associated risks.