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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.

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.

Norway – Recent Tax Developments

Norway proposed amendments to the interest deduction limitations and revised the national budget which impacted tax and VAT.

Russia partially lifts foreign trade sanctions against Turkey

On May 31, 2017 the Russian President signed a Decree on repeal of a number of foreign trade measures against Turkey. The Decree repeals several prohibitions.

Five Things That Really Matter on EU Antitrust Dawn Raids

Dawn raids are a big challenge, and getting it wrong can mean huge fines. Having good policies and procedures is important. But in the midst of a raid, you need to understand the practical issues that really matter. Based on our recent experience, we summarized are five crucial things you need to be aware of.

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.

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