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In a series of webinars around the world, join our practitioners to uncover what is driving the future of disputes in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas through a global lens and gather key insights from battle-tested litigators on managing complex and multijurisdictional disputes, strengthening your organization’s litigation preparedness, and staying abreast of the emerging trends and challenges shaping the disputes landscape in the medium-to-long term.

Our Future of Disputes UK Virtual Programme brings speakers from leading in-house institutions – including AON, Gilead, GPW Group, HSBC, JP Morgan, Rio Tinto, Salesforce and Siemens – together with Baker McKenzie dispute resolution specialists to discuss key challenges in litigation, arbitration and investigations likely to arise over the next year. The upcoming webinars will take place on Wednesday 18 May and Thursday 19 May.

In response to increased global enforcement, Baker McKenzie partners developed their unique Investigations Academies, a highly practical and interactive offering that serves to train and educate clients in all aspects of dealing with internal and regulator-imposed investigations. These bespoke training sessions are designed to enhance a company’s existing compliance program and are targeted at increasing awareness within the compliance and legal functions, as well as the broader business leadership group, including HR, finance, commercial, IT and procurement. Click here to access the Investigations Academies brochure.

On 12 November 2021, an administrative judge confirmed a sanction of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) on an employee involved in a company dawn raid — Hernando Rodríguez (general manager of Roa Florhuila).

This episode goes over the final four fundamental elements of the National Anti-Corruption Commission’s guidelines. These elements are: personnel should have accurate books and accounting records, human resource management policies complementary to anti-bribery measures, companies should have communication mechanisms that encourage the reporting of the suspicion of bribery (whistleblowing), and companies need to review and evaluate anti-bribery prevention measures and their effectiveness.

In 2010, public Delaware corporations began adopting forum provisions to require various types of “intra-entity” disputes — claims that directors breached their fiduciary duties in approving a sale transaction — be made solely in Delaware courts. However, over the past decade, this has now been shaped into a boilerplate provision under U.S. securities law.

The latest issue of the China employment law series looks at: what employers need to consider under the New Personal Information Protection Law, new measures to protect gig worker labor security rights and interests, the illegality of the ‘996’ work system, flexible employment measures for the Free Trade Zone enterprises, Shanghai court rulings on office phone conversations being used as evidence, Beijing court rulings on lawful dismissal, Shenzhen court rulings on dismissal, and new protection for delivery workers.

The Labor Court in South Africa was recently tasked with reviewing the conduct of a CCMA commissioner, whose role was to discern the appropriateness of employment-related conduct during an employment tribunal. The review court had to determine whether the commissioner had committed misconduct by acting in a manner that undermined the integrity of dispute resolution process. Such commissioners have a duty to exercise sound judgement and must behave in a way that is beyond reproach to ensure fair labor practices in South Africa.

When world economies face challenges, employment litigation claims of all types arise. In this In Focus video, Baker McKenzie Labour and Employment lawyers discuss the range of trending COVID-19 related employment claims and cases and share what Canadian employers can do to best position themselves to manage impending litigation.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently released a consultation (“Consultation”) on its “Proposed Amendments to MAS’ Investigative and Other Powers under the Various Acts.” The amendments, to be introduced through the Financial Institutions (“Miscellaneous Amendments”) Bill (“proposed provisions”), will expand the supervisory and enforcement powers of the MAS under the following acts: Banking Act (BA); Credit Bureau Act; Financial Advisers Act (FAA); Insurance Act (IA); Payment Services Act (PS Act); Securities and Futures Act (SFA); Trust Companies Act (TCA); and the upcoming new omnibus Act (“new Act”) for the financial sector (collectively, “relevant Acts”).