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Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled European Union: Amended temporary state aid crisis framework (Ukraine) regarding renewable energy and decarbonization on 2 August 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

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

Annual Compliance Conference

Our popular Annual Compliance Conference, which attracts over 6,000 in-house senior legal and compliance professionals from across the world, will be held across five weeks from 6 September – 6 October 2022. We will be virtually delivering our cutting-edge insights and guidance on key global compliance, investigations and ethics issues. Our global experts will provide practical insights and analysis on significant developments across:
– anti-bribery
– corruption and economic crime
– customs and FTAs
– ESG, supply chain and product compliance
– antitrust and competition
– export controls, sanctions and foreign investment

Click https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/insight/events/2022/10/annual-compliance-conference to register your interest in joining us virtually at this must attend global compliance conference for senior in-house legal and compliance professionals.

United States

Following initial announcements last year, on 20 July 2022 the US Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published two Open General Licenses (OGLs) permitting certain reexports and retransfers to certain parties under the International Trade in Arms Regulations. The OGLs, which are part of a DDTC pilot program, will be valid for one year, effective from 1 August 2022 through 31 July 2023.

Data Privacy

On 13 June 2022, the Amendment of the Telecommunications Business Act was enacted. The Amendment includes new regulations for the use of personally identifiable information and other information related to individuals, including cookies. Telecommunication service providers subject to the Amendment will be required to take measures based on the relevant ministerial orders to be enacted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in the near future.