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We are pleased to announce that the updated second edition of the Baker & McKenzie dictionary : Compliance and Governance from A-Z is now in stores. This guide contains a wide range of frequently used compliance terminology accompanied with explanations and examples. Our aim is to provide a brief and concise overview of the most significant terms which persons in compliance-relevant positions may stumble upon. The collection of these terms derived from our practical experience for many countries in numerous countries. Given that compliant behavior has become a necessity, this dictionary will be a useful tool for everyone who is actively engaged in the field of compliance and corporate governance.

The dictionary covers the following topics:

  • White collar crimes
  • (Anti-)Corruption
  • Antitrust
  • Capital markets and corporate law
  • Data privacy
  • Employment
  • Public procurement
  • Tax
  • Governance
  • Internal controls
  • Customs
  • AML
  • Export controls and sanctions
  • Internal audit

Authors from the following countries have contributed to the dictionary:

  • Germany
  • USA
  • Brazil
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Türkei
  • Canada
  • UAE
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • Indonesia
  • Spain
  • Australia
  • Switzerland

A copy of the dictionary can be purchased via the following link.


Nicolai Behr is a compliance and dispute resolution attorney in Baker & McKenzie’s Munich office. He is a member of the steering committee of GlobalComplianceNews, a compliance news website with global reach moderated by Baker & McKenzie. He is a member of the committee "International" of the German Institute for Compliance. Dr. Behr is a regular speaker on compliance and white collar topics.