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European Commission proposes Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications

The European Commission has proposed a new Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications that is intended to supplement the General Data Protection Regulation.

China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

Policing and Crime Bill passed by UK Parliament

Once in force, Part 8 of the Bill will introduce a number of important changes to the UK financial sanctions enforcement landscape.

Baker McKenzie launches Global Anti-Corruption Risk Map

Baker McKenzie has created a one of its kind Anti-Corruption Risk-Map. The risk maps provide information on primary anti-corruption legislation and enforcement agencies, offences, defences and penalties in 55 countries.

AC Treuhand: Deductibility of Fines for Swiss Tax Purposes and Other Implications to the...

In its decision of 26 September 2016, the Supreme Court of Switzerland resolved a long-outstanding issue of Swiss tax law: the deductibility of punitive fines by companies for corporate tax purposes.

Belgian Competition Authority adopts competition law guidelines for small and medium-sized enterprises

The Belgian Competition Authority has adopted competition law guidelines for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework Approved

On January 11, 2017, the US and Swiss authorities announced their agreement on a new cross-border data transfer framework, the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework, to allow US companies to meet the requirements for transfers of personal data from Switzerland to the US.

New UK legislation: Duty to report on payment practices and performance

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published a new updated set of draft regulations requiring large UK companies to publicly report how quickly they pay their suppliers.

Privacy Groups challenge EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

An attorneys' data privacy initiative brought an action against the Adequacy Decision in the CJEU claiming that the Adequacy Decision of the European Commission is null and void.

The Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive: Latest Developments

The 5th Money Laundering Directive is proceeding along the European Union's legislative process. What will it entail?

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