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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...

Sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol: how far do they go?

On 18 December 2014, the European Union significantly extended its trade sanctions in relation to Crimea and Sevastopol. Regulation 1351/2014 ("the Regulation") amends Regulation 692/2014 as...

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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