UK Decision Provides Useful Reminder on Carefully Navigating Privilege Protection in Multi-Jurisdiction Investigations
The UK Serious Fraud Office obtained a declaration that certain documents prepared during investigations by solicitors and forensic accountants into the activities of a UK-incorporated multinational corporation were not subject to legal professional privilege.
German Federal Labor Court: Employer cannot use information from secret keylogger software as evidence...
Information obtained via a keylogger software secretly installed on an employee's computer cannot be used as evidence in court - some exceptions apply.
In a recent judgment, the ECJ held that where there is a lack of scientific consensus, proving that a vaccine is defective may be established by "serious, specific and consistent" evidence, so long as national courts ensure that the burden of proof is not being disregarded.
The Swedish Parliament has passed a new law concerning registration of beneficial owners, an implementation of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, which will enter into force on 1 August 2017.
After two-and-a-half-years of parliamentary debate, on 2 August 2017, the Italian Parliament has (finally) approved the Annual Market and Competition Law.
The Brexit Competition Law Working Group has published its conclusions and recommendations on the implications of Brexit for UK competition law and policy.
The Portuguese Government established a new regime respecting the appropriation of the assets / rights pledged through a commercial pledge.
The UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is delivering on its commitment to step up its enforcement of competition law.
German Federal Constitutional Court preliminarily prohibits prosecutors’ use of documents seized at investigating law...
On 26 July 2017 the German Constitutional Court ordered a restraint on the use of law firm seizures. The Court held that Munich Prosecutors could - for the time being - not assess the material they had seized in the course of a dawn raid at a law firm's office.
Last month, the US Senate passed significant Russia sanctions legislation. Last Friday, the Senate and House of Representatives reached agreement to advance the bill. The House approved the bill yesterday.