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Join us on Tuesday, May 25 for the fifth session of our Global Trade and Supply Chain Webinar Series which will focus on hot topics on sanctions covering the US, Canada, UK, EU and Middle East. Our speakers will discuss recent developments and trends in the trade sanctions space and…

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is one of the largest trading blocs in the world with the majority of African countries now operating under its preferential trade framework. Pomy Ketema, Counsel at Baker McKenzie in New York, discusses the agreement’s latest developments, and how businesses in Africa can benefit from AfCFTA, noting that the profitability of any endeavor depends on many factors, commercial and otherwise.

The current climate surrounding the COVID-19 crisis requires a significant level of flexibility in contractual relationships to provide flexibility regarding public procurement regulations for directly purchasing procedures for goods and services. Guidelines for directly executing contracts and a range of options available to contracting authorities.

The first package of tax measures for supporting the Italian economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak has finally been approved. Indeed, Law Decree No. 18 17 March 2020 (“Cura Italia Decree”) was converted into Law No. 27 on 29 April 2020, with some amendments with respect to the prior version, which are highlighted in ‘bold.’

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) consultation on its approach to assessing the adequacy of financial resources for all 46,000 FCA solo-regulated firms closed on 13 September 2019. This initiative complements its Approach to Supervision document, most recently updated in April 2019. In comparison to the “hard requirements” contained in its…

On 22 May 2019, the Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) launched a guide titled “Guide to Managing Data Breaches 2.0” (the “Guide”) that refreshes an earlier guide on the topic that was published in 2015. The refreshed Guide retains some of the best practices for managing data breaches in the earlier guide and…