On 30 January 2020, the Swiss Federal Council announced the first successful pilot transaction under the proposed Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA), a payment mechanism designed to enable the delivery of humanitarian goods to Iran. The SHTA was developed by Switzerland since autumn 2018 with the cooperation of relevant US and Iranian authorities, along with selected Swiss and interested banks. Once finally agreed and implemented, it will become the first US OFAC-consented humanitarian trade arrangement,…
Who Should Attend? In-house legal and compliance specialists working within the technology, media and telecoms sectors.
Speakers from Baker McKenzie’s Global Trade & Commerce, Compliance & Investigations, Antitrust & Competition, IPTech, and TMT Groups will discuss managing compliance risks in the context of the Technology, Media & Telecoms sector. We will have speakers from the UK, elsewhere in Europe, the US and Asia. Key topics will include:
- Developments, risks and practical considerations for the TMT sector regarding sanctions, export controls, customs, anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, tax evasion, antitrust and competition, data privacy, consumer protection, cyber security and human rights
- Practical sessions on best practices in the TMT sector for managing compliance risks in the context of (1) the cloud; (2) M&A deals; and (3) the supply chain, including the impact of Brexit and global trade wars.
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On 3 July 2019, Baker McKenzie held its latest webinar looking at the impact of the United States’ withdrawal from the JCPoA, titled “What happens if the JCPoA collapses?”. In the webinar, Baker McKenzie experts from London, Dusseldorf and Washington provided a recap of the current position, before going on to ask how UN and EU sanctions on Iran could be re-imposed and what this would mean in practice. The slides for the session can…
On 27 June 2019, the European Council unanimously agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2020, in light of the lack of implementation of the Minsk Agreements. These economic sanctions target Russia’s financial, energy and defence sectors, and the area of dual-use goods.