Portugal Prohibits Bearer Securities

With the aim of pursuing its objectives of fighting money laundering and granting more transparency to market operations, the Portuguese Parliament prohibited the issuance of bearer securities.

UK High Court rules that litigation privilege does not apply to documents produced in...

The UK High Court ruled in favour of the Serious Fraud Office, finding that certain categories of documents produced by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd during an internal investigation were not covered by litigation privilege.

Webinar: The latest on compliance, sanctions and trade restrictions in Ukraine – video files

On 25 April 2017, the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie held a webinar on implementing efficient compliance programs in Ukraine for multinational companies and featured an update on Ukrainian sanctions and trade restrictions, including trade restrictions introduced in relation to Russia and the Crimea, as well as an update on Occupied Territories in the East of Ukraine.

Germany passes new Federal Data Protection Act

Germany is one step closer to new data protection rules as the German Parliament and the Federal Council have both approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act (Bundestag printing matter 18/11325). The purpose of the draft is to align German data protection law to the European General Data Protection Regulation which will be applicable as of May 25, 2018.

Singapore Adopts ISO 37001 Standard on Anti-Bribery Management Systems

Singapore launched the Singapore Standard ISO 37001 on Anti-bribery management systems on 12 April 2017, following a public consultation.

Switzerland to Overhaul its Data Protection Framework

In the wake of EU's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Swiss government has recently issued a preliminary draft of a new Data Protection Act (Draft-DPA) that aims to modernize Swiss data protection law.

Indonesian OJK Issues New Regulation on Administrative Sanctions

The OJK would issue administrative sanctions incrementally. However there are now exceptions to this general rule.

Czech criminal court has terminated proceedings against a legal entity due to implementation of...

The Municipal court in Prague ruled that criminal proceedings against a company will be terminated because the company "has used all efforts to prevent the commitment of the crime" by one of its managing employees and therefore fulfilled the conditions for its exculpation.

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