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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.

The vaccine liability case – ECJ lowers the standard of proof

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.

New Swedish Legislation Concerning Registration of Beneficial Owner

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.

The Italian Competition Bill has (Finally) been Approved by the Parliament

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.

Report on Brexit 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.

New regime respecting the appropriation of the assets / rights pledged through a commercial...

The Portuguese Government established a new regime respecting the appropriation of the assets / rights pledged through a commercial pledge.

Competition Law Enforcement Surges in the UK

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.

US Congress Agrees to Advance Iran, Russia, and North Korea Sanctions Bill

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.

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