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Ukraine Expands Sanctions against Russia

On 17 October 2016, Ukraine imposed new personal sanctions against 335 Russian individuals and 167 entities, and extended the sanctions imposed in September 2015 for one more year.

The new global anti-bribery standard – how will your company measure up?

After several years of development, involving input from over 50 countries, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has finally published ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard - a new international standard designed to assist organisations worldwide in implementing and maintaining effective anti-bribery systems.

2016 Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook released

Baker & McKenzie released the 2016 edition of its Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Handbook. You can read the Handbook for free on Global Compliance News.

Open for Business: The U.S. Department of Commerce Begins Acceptance of Certifications to the...

As of August 1, 2016, U.S. companies can now self-certify compliance to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to the U.S. Department of Commerce

Tax Police Will No Longer Be Able to Institute Tax Evasion Criminal Investigations before...

The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine introduced amendments to the Order of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine with a view to reforming the procedures for instituting the tax evasion criminal investigations.

Turkish Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Measures Tightened

As part of its fight against money laundering and financing terrorist acts and organizations, the Ministry of Finance issued the Regulation on Suspension of Suspicious Transactions

ECJ: when can a third party can get you on the hook for a...

In VM Remonts, the EU Court of Justice ruled for the first time on whether a company can be liable for competition law infringements that resulted from the actions of a third party service provider that was not an agent of the company and was taking initiatives that clearly exceeded the tasks assigned to it.

Developments on the State of Emergency in Turkey: New Executive Order Enters into Force

On Saturday, July 23, 2016, the Council of Ministers issued an executive order to take measures to reestablish public security and to eliminate threats against national security during the state of emergency

Dutch Supreme Court questions compatibility of fiscal unity regime with EU Law

The Dutch Supreme Court referred questions for a preliminary ruling to the European Court of Justice, asking whether certain elements of the Dutch fiscal unity regime should also be available to Dutch resident companies with a 95% or more EU resident parent, subsidiary or sister company which can not be part of a Dutch fiscal unity due to the geographical restrictions of the fiscal unity regime.

European Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive: Agreement Reached

On 21 June 2016, the European Council unanimously agreed on a package of anti-tax avoidance measures.

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