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Please join Baker McKenzie and ACC Minnesota at Hewing Hotel on Wednesday, May 1st to hear from the international speakers, bringing perspective from the US, EMEA, Asia and LATAM. Focusing on the evolving global geopolitical landscape, they will discuss the legal and compliance considerations that play an increasingly central role in mitigating against geopolitical risks and informing critical business decisions. Click here for additional information about this program for in-house counsel and to register.

Last week, the G7 foreign ministers met on the island of Capri in Italy, which is currently serving in the role of the G7 Presidency. As one of the only law firms with offices and sanctions experts in every G7 country, we watched the meeting with great interest to see how the G7 will be approaching sanctions in the near future. We wanted to flag two quick takeaways from the statements coming out of the…

On Saturday, April 20, 2024, after months of negotiations and many twists and turns, the US House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Peace through Strength Act (H.R. 8038). This bill, which is the fourth pillar of a broader foreign aid package to assist Israel, Ukraine, and the Indo-Pacific, contains numerous sanctions and trade-related national security measures. After each of the four foreign security bills were passed on Saturday, they were combined into one package…

Last month, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published updated guidance materials for freight forwarders and exporters and updated their “Don’t Let This Happen to You” guidance document. BIS also published a new resource to help identify boycott-related requests. Updated Guidance BIS issued updated guidance for freight forwarders and exporters who use freight forwarders to help them ensure compliance with US export controls and regulatory requirements. The guidance outlines compliance…