Hungary: Employers unlawfully requesting criminal records from employees face fines

As a result of the General Data Protection Regulation, it has become more difficult for companies to request criminal records from their prospective and current employees. Those companies who break the rules can expect significant fines under the GDPR.

US Court limits reach of FCPA over foreign nationals

The US Court of Appeals held that a non-resident foreign national cannot be guilty of violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as an accomplice or a co-conspirator if that person was incapable of committing it as a principal.

Baker McKenzie Seminars: Impact of recent US and EU sanctions on international trade

Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to interactive seminars in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in October 2018 to discuss the implications of recent US and EU sanctions on international trade.

Portugal: Legal Regime on the Beneficial Ownership Central Register – Implementation Ministerial Order

In Portugal, the Ministerial Order 233/2018, which regulates the Legal Regime on the Beneficial Ownership Central Register, was issued.

UK: Court of Appeal moves to protect Legal Professional Privilege

The Court of Appeal has handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the case of The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2006, overturning the most controversial aspect of the first instance decision.

Russia: Important amendments to the procedure for prosecuting companies for bribery

Companies in Russia may avoid liability in domestic bribery cases if they assist in identifying the offence (e.g. by disclosing information), assist in investigation of the bribe, or if the bribe has been extorted,

New Ecuadorean resolutions establish mandatory compliance programs for financial institutions and insurance companies

The Ecuadorean authorities have issued mandatory resolutions for compliance matters to establish anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism compliance programs.

German data protection authorities establish new rules for whistleblowing hotlines: Call for action

In light of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, the German data protection authorities have changed their position on how employees submit whistleblowing reports anonymously. The German data protection authorities have issued guidelines in this regard.

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