European Union introduces European Public Prosecutor’s Office to fight crimes against the EU

20 EU Member States agreed to implement the European Public Prosecutor's Office, a new European institution for the prosecution and investigation of crimes against the EU budget.

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

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 during an internal investigation were not covered by litigation privilege.

Baker McKenzie releases Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook 2017 edition

We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.

German Competition Law Amendment came into force

On June 9 2017, the 9th amendment to the German Competition Act (ARC) finally comes into force. The main reason behind this substantial change of German competition law was the implementation of the EU directive 2014/104/EU on Antitrust Damages Actions.

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis: How it may impact you?

On Monday, June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to close off access to the Gulf country, with an embargo on air, sea or land traffic to and from Qatar. What does this mean for your company?

Insight into the New German Federal Data Protection Act Supplementing the GDPR

The German Parliament approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act in order to align the German data protection law with the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation and to make use of the opening clauses of the GDPR.

US Supreme Court Limits SEC’s Ability to Obtain Disgorgement

On June 5, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that the power of the SEC to take the profit out of violations of the securities laws through the remedy of disgorgement as practiced by the SEC is limited to the five-year period immediately preceding the filing of an enforcement action by the SEC because it operates as a penalty.

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