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On November 12, 2015, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13710 ending sanctions related to the Republic of Liberia originally put in place in 2004. On November 23, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order imposing sanctions related to the Republic of Burundi primarily due to “the killing of and violence against civilians, unrest, the incitement of imminent violence, and significant political repression” occurring in Burundi

The SEC’s ongoing battle against cybersecurity issues continued this week. On September 22, 2015, the SEC sanctioned registered investment adviser R.T. Jones Capital Equities Management, Inc. for failing to adopt written policies and procedures reasonably designed to safeguard consumer information in violation of the SEC’s Safeguards Rule (Rule 30(a) of Regulation S-P).

It is our pleasure to present the first edition of Baker McKenzie’s Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook (“Handbook”). Given the success of last year’s Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws in EMEA, we have now expanded our coverage to legislation and developments in 47 jurisdictions this year. We appreciate that it…

On May 18, 2015, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued additional guidance on due diligence measures that U.S. exporters should take to prevent unauthorized exports to Russia of items (i.e., goods, software, technology) subject to the Export Administration Regulations, 15 C.F.R. Part 730 et seq.…