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Volatility and uncertainty are the new norm. With events like Brexit in the UK and the new administration in the US just two examples of recent…
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Baker McKenzie | Colombia | 1 Sep 2021

Impacts of vaccination on employment

National public immunisation has developed rapidly of late, meaning that companies are increasingly able to allow staff to continue their duties in the workplace. Employers must now make suitable preparations for the return of vaccinated employees in addition to dealing with employees and future hires who refuse vaccination.
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Baker McKenzie | Colombia | 14 Jul 2021

Constitutional Court rules that exclusion from work based on sex is unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court recently established that the measure expressed in numeral 13 of article 108 of the Substantive Labour Code, which allowed employers to deem which business activities were too dangerous for women, did not pass the integrated reasonableness test. Further, the measure, expressed as "women and…", was found to lead to disproportionate and arbitrary treatment of women in......
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Baker McKenzie | 23 Jun 2021

COVID-19: key considerations for healthcare and life sciences industry in 'new normal'

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the healthcare and life sciences industry due to its complex, global network of contractual relationships. Further, with the urgent push to develop diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to manage and end the pandemic, product liability has become a key issue. This podcast discusses key considerations for the healthcare and life sciences industry......
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Baker McKenzie | USA | 26 May 2021

Ins and outs of handling material non-public information

The US Securities and Exchange Commission continues to focus on healthcare and life sciences companies when it comes to disclosure and reporting requirements. In this podcast, Baker McKenzie partners Amy Greer and Carol Stubblefield join Baker McKenzie counsel David Wardell to discuss best practices when managing material non-public information, including determinations of materiality,......
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Baker McKenzie | USA | 18 Nov 2020

FDA's new guidance on emergency use authorisations for COVID-19 vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for hospitalised COVID-19 patients, making it the first drug to receive approval for the treatment of COVID-19. Before approving this drug, the FDA issued an emergency use authorisation for the use of Veklury in COVID-19 treatment.
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Baker McKenzie | 30 Oct 2020

United Kingdom and Japan sign free trade agreement

The Department for International Trade (DIT) recently announced that the United Kingdom and Japan will sign the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. According to the DIT, the British-shaped deal is the first agreement that the United Kingdom has secured that goes beyond the existing EU deal, with enhancements in areas such as digital and data, financial services, food and......
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Baker McKenzie | 16 Oct 2020

Further updates to UK sanctions against Belarus

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation has further expanded the reach of sanctions in respect of Belarus to cover an additional 40 individuals. These 40 individuals have been designated at EU level and added to the consolidated list. Five of these individuals were previously sanctioned under the United Kingdom's global human rights regime and are now subject to an asset freeze under......
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Baker McKenzie | 2 Oct 2020

United Kingdom updates unilateral sanctions targeting Belarusian officials

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation recently announced that eight Belarusian officials have been subjected to sanctions (asset freezes and travel bans) under the United Kingdom's autonomous global human rights sanctions regime. This regime was introduced earlier in 2020 as a 'Magnitsky-style' regime and is the first autonomous sanctions regime adopted by the United Kingdom......
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Baker McKenzie | 25 Sep 2020

United Kingdom takes major step towards membership of Trans-Pacific free trade area

The Department for International Trade recently announced that the United Kingdom has taken a major step in the process of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the world's largest and most dynamic free trade areas. The partnership includes ambitious agreements on digital trade, data, financial, professional and business services, all of......
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Baker McKenzie | USA | 23 Sep 2020

Telehealth privacy issues due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant expansion in the need for telehealth, with as many patient visits as possible being conducted using telehealth platforms. As a result, healthcare providers must meet patient needs while at the same time meeting data protection regulatory requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This video discusses the recent......
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