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Anne has been with Baker McKenzie since 2001. Prior to that, she spent four years with the Australian Attorney-General's Department/Australian Government Solicitor mostly working on large IT projects. In her time at Baker McKenzie, Anne has spent 18 months working in London (2007-2008) and more recently three years working in Singapore (2017-2020).

We are pleased to invite you to our Virtual Global Trade Conference on July 20 and 21. In lieu of our annual conference in Bellevue, WA, we are excited to again provide a virtual offering available to all our clients and friends worldwide! Please join our international trade compliance lawyers from around the world as they discuss and examine the major developments impacting international trade. The conference will be comprised of 75 minute sessions over the course of two days and clients will also get the opportunity to request a virtual one-to-one meeting with our International Trade attorneys to discuss relevant topics of interest. Visit our events page for more information and to register.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled Australia to increase tariffs for products from Belarus and Russia; and introduces new luxury goods export sanctions for Russia on 05 April 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.

On 28 February 2022, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission opened a public consultation on options for legislative reform to address concerns relating to the perceived dominance of certain digital platform services in Australia. The consultation discussion paper outlines options for addressing potential perceived harms to competition, consumers, and business users across a range of digital platform services markets, such as the social media, search, app, online retail and ad tech markets.

Join us for a brief webinar on 1 March 2022 to hear from our experts on the latest sanctions measures introduced against Russia and certain parts of Ukraine. We are well-positioned in all relevant jurisdictions to help you understand and respond to the various sanctions measures. Our panel will comprise of Baker McKenzie trade and sanctions attorneys from Ukraine, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Canada, Japan, Australia and Switzerland. The panel will summarise the key measures and propose key practical take-aways for businesses to focus on.

The Australian government has been consulting on potential additional sanctions measures to target Russian individuals and entities if considered by the government as being implicated in aggression towards Ukraine. At this point it is unclear what regulatory path the government would take in imposing any new measures. The government could impose measures using the new US Magnitsky-style thematic sanctions that took effect in December 2021. Alternatively, the government may decide to take the path already well-trodden and add to the existing list of designated parties for Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol.

Join us for our 19th Annual Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series entitled, “International Trade Developments in a Challenging New World,” which includes the latest international trade developments. This year, in a variety of sessions, our panels of experts will cover the key developments and latest trends on sanctions, export controls and Foreign Investment Review regimes. On the inbound side, there will be sessions on opportunities and compliance challenges arising out of FTAs, hot topics on Customs valuation, trends in customs audits and supply chain compliance challenges and logistics.

On 2 December 2021, the Australian Parliament passed the Autonomous Sanctions Amendment Act 2021 (Cth) (Act) which is partly based on the United States’ Magnitsky Act, and similar laws already in place in the UK, Canada and the European Union. The Act is designed to sanction individuals and entities responsible for certain “thematic” categories of “egregious conduct”. The Act came into force on 7 December 2021.