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UK: “Adequate procedures” and self reporting under the spotlight as jury rejects Section 7...

A UK refurbishment contractor has been found guilty under Section 7 of the UK Bribery Act 2010 for failure to prevent bribery. The case represents the first time that a jury has considered an "adequate procedures" defence under the UKBA.

UK Product Recall Code of Practice Launched

7 March 2018 saw the long-awaited public launch of the UK Government’s new Code of practice on consumer product safety related recalls and other corrective actions.

UK: Privilege in Internal Investigations

Our Compliance & Investigations team identified six aspects of any investigation that you will need to consider carefully in light of the recent Bilta judgment

Norway implements new rules controlling foreign ownership

The Norwegian Parliament is expected to pass a new Act on National Security under which the Norwegian Government will be able to stop foreign investments that may threaten security interests of national importance.

Swiss Federal Supreme Court: Decision on the ability of the IRS to obtain information...

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court recently addressed the issue of whether the IRS is able to access information about bankers and other third parties.

Customs, Export Controls and Trade Sanctions Compliance Seminar – Wednesday 7 February 2018

We would like to invite you to our annual introductory trade seminar on February 7 in our London office.

Connected Compliance: The Business Case for Compliance Integration

Our survey of compliance leaders across 537 multinational companies with a UK turnover of £1 billion or more uncovers the challenges associated with redefining compliance in today's complex business world.

Seizure of data and documents in internal investigations in Germany – Status quo and...

Irritations arose not only in Anglo-American countries, when public prosecutors and other authorities in Germany searched (cooperating) companies and their mandated law firms and confiscated a variety of documents and data. In this post, we analyze the status quo and provide conceptual suggestions for an investigations-related attorney-client privilege.

Legal Privilege in Internal Investigations: an Update from Switzerland

A Swiss Federal Criminal Court shined some light on the Swiss approach regarding the scope of the legal privilege.

Italy adopts whistleblowing law in the private sector

The Italian Parliament approved a new law extending to the private sector the protection of employees who report unlawful behaviors of which they became aware during their work activities.

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