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Anita Lukaschek

Dr. Anita Lukaschek, a senior associate, joined Baker McKenzie in 2015. She previously worked for the Austrian Federal Competition Authority, handling major cartel cases and being responsible for the leniency program. Anita has been on secondment to the European Commission (DG Competition) and the Federal Ministry of Economy (Trade Law Division). She regularly writes articles and book contributions, particularly on competition matters. Anita has been lecturing on EU competition law at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna (where Anita started her professional career as a university assistant) and the University of Applied Sciences Joanneum, Graz.

Just and sustainable economy: Commission lays down rules for companies to respect human rights and environment in global value chains
On 23 February 2022 the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence. The proposal aims to foster sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour throughout global value chains. They will be required to identify and, where necessary, prevent, end or mitigate adverse impacts of their activities on human rights, such as child labour and exploitation of workers, and on the environment, for example pollution and biodiversity loss.

The EU screening mechanism for foreign direct investments potentially affecting security and public order in an EU Member State or in the whole EU became fully operational on 11 October 2020. Following the adoption of the EU Foreign Direct Investment Regulation, the European Commission (Commission) and the Member States have developed…