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Compliance Benchmark: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Various countries and their compliance-enforcing agencies request that companies have "adequate" compliance programs and organizations. But what does that mean? One option to determine...

MedTech Europe recommends phasing out conference sponsorship for Healthcare Professionals by 2018

In late 2014, the trade associations for the Med-Tech and Diagnostics industries in Europe have recommended phasing out by 1 January 2018 all direct...

EU Foreign Affairs Council reaffirms willingness to strengthen Libyan sanctions

At today's meeting of the European Foreign Affairs Council ("FAC"), the EU reiterated its readiness to designate "spoilers of the dialogue process in line with the...

Interpretive Decision of the Bulgarian Court of Cassation on Lunch Breaks and Calculation of...

On 14 November 2014 the General Meeting of the Civil Chamber of the Bulgarian Court of Cassation issued Interpretative Decision No 8 to provide...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...

OECD’s Foreign Bribery Report released: Three-fourths of cases involved intermediaries

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on December 2, 2014 released its first-ever analysis of anti-bribery on a global scale. 427 transnational...

Transparency International Launches the Latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 – China Loses Ground

On 3 December 2014, Transparency International ("TI") launched its latest Corruption Perceptions Index ("CPI") 2014. The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their...

Bulgaria: Employees may be assisting unfair competition by dual employment

The Bulgarian competition authority rules that employees, who work in parallel for a competitor of their employer, would be guilty of assisting unfair competition....

Bulgarian Commission of Personal Data Protection issued legal opinion on protection of legitimate interest...

Pursuant to a legal opinion issued by the Bulgarian Commission of Personal Data Protection (“CPDP”), transfer of personal data in relation to assignment of...

Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Coming Soon to a Country Regulating You

Disclosure of environmental, human rights and social risks is moving from its home between the glossy pages of voluntary reports into the hard-nosed realm of mandatory legal requirements, as evidenced by recent developments in the European Union and India.

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