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Malta: Of Fiduciary Obligations – a ray of hope for employers

The First Hall of the Civil Court issued a judgement regarding the breach of fiduciary obligations arising in the context of an employment contract.

Hungary to Increase Statutory Limitation Period of Corruption

The Hungarian Parliament amended the Criminal Code relating to statutory limitation of crimes of corruption. The statutory limitation period was uniformly increased to 12 years for all corruption crimes, including public and commercial bribery.

Baker and McKenzie launches second edition of the dictionary “Compliance and Governance from A-Z”

We are pleased to announce that the updated second edition of the Baker & McKenzie dictionary : Compliance and Governance from A-Z is now published.

Preventing and Repressing Money Laundering and Terrorist Funding in Portugal: Key Issues of a...

Preventive and repressive measures against money laundering and terrorist funding entered in force last September, 17 by means of Law no. 83/2017, of August 18. Some of the measures within a pack of prevention and repression were forecast for regulation.

Protection for whistleblowers in South Africa

While no piece of legislation will ever provide absolute protection and no-one can earnestly guarantee whistle-blowers that their lives will not be affected in some way once they point out wrongdoing, workplace whistle-blowers can rely on the protection afforded by the South African Protected Disclosures Act provided that they made a protected disclosure.

The Realities of Trade After Brexit

As companies consider their strategies for life in a post-Brexit world, our study reveals the projected impact of hard Brexit in four sectors that are key to UK manufacturing and our clients: the automotive, consumer, healthcare and technology industries.

FCA Enforcement Increases by 75% – Mixed Messages for Senior Managers

The FCA has announced that there has been a 75% increase in the number of enforcement cases over the last year. At the same time, in an effort to disarm concerns about the enforcement of the new Senior Mangers Regime, the FCA has said that it wants to move away from a fear based culture of regulation.

EU to tighten control over foreign investment

The EU has proposed a new EU framework for screening foreign investment that raises security or public order concerns for the EU or its Member States.

Portugal: Legal Regime on the Beneficial Ownership Central Register

In addition to the establishment of the Beneficial Ownership Central Register, the Law requires legal entities to maintain an updated record of the shareholders and persons controlling the company.

UK: The Failure to Prevent Tax Evasion Offence – What Needs to be Done

Although firms will not be expected to have completed all aspects of implementation by 30 September, firms must move quickly to complete initial steps including risk assessments and implementation plans.

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