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Baker & McKenzie


Brexit: Should you continue to use English governing law for commercial contracts?

European Union, United Kingdom - July 5 2016 In a word, yes. In the wake of the UK vote to leave the European Union, this blog will look at the extent to which Brexit may impact the use of

First WHS conviction for failing to consult

Australia - June 28 2016 The South Australian Industrial Relations Court has recorded the first conviction against a company for failing to comply with the duty to consult

International guide to contaminated land 2015

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam - October 21 2015 There is no Commonwealth law that deals directly with contaminated sites, although there are a number of policy documents and guidelines that have

Theresa May sets out initial views on Post-Brexit UK

European Union, United Kingdom - July 12 2016 With Theresa May set to take office from David Cameron tomorrow what will this leadership change mean for Brexit and British business? We can draw

Article 31 Committee Approves EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

European Union, USA - July 11 2016 On July 8, 2016, EU Member State representatives on the Article 31 Committee approved the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield ("Privacy Shield"), paving the way

Discovery. Section 1782. Eighth Circuit denies Plaintiff's 28 U.S.C. 1782 petition due to Defendant's presence in a parallel German suit and the sensitive nature of the requested discovery.

Germany, USA - July 19 2017 In 2013, Plaintiff Andover Healthcare, Inc. ("Andover") filed a patent infringement suit in the District of Delaware against Defendant 3M Company

UK Pensions Regulator issues guidance statement

United Kingdom - July 21 2016 The UK Pensions Regulator has issued a guidance statement setting out its key messages and key areas for action in light of the referendum vote. It

Dutch Supreme Court questions compatibility of fiscal unity regime with EU Law

European Union, Netherlands - July 21 2016 On July 8, 2016 the Dutch Supreme Court referred questions for a preliminary ruling to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), asking whether certain

State of Emergency Declared in Turkey

Turkey - July 21 2016 Turkey experienced an attempted coup by a faction of the militaryon the night of July 15, 2016. The coup was thwarted by civilian resistance and the

Brexit litigation hearing scheduled for mid-October

European Union, United Kingdom - July 21 2016 A panel of two senior High Court judges stated Tuesday, 19 July 2016, that litigation challenging the UK Prime Minister's prerogative to trigger the