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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...

In Search of The Obvious: Groupement des Cartes Bancaires and ‘By Object’ Infringements under...

GCB is a landmark judgment with important implications for the European Commission and member states applying EU competition law, as well as the companies...

EU: Will the Court of Justice of the EU invalidate “Safe Harbor” agreements because...

After Directive 2006/24/EC on data retention, which the ECJ ruled to be invalid on April 8, 2014, will the Court invalidate "Safe Harbor" agreements?...

France: French AMF and US SEC intensify cooperation

As part of the strengthening of international cooperation practices between market regulators, the US market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), is...

Only Four Countries Actively Enforce OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

On 23 October 2014, Transparency International published a report which analyzed the enforcement of the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Anti Bribery...

Snapshot: Credit for antitrust compliance programs around the world

 Last week we analyzed the view of US antitrust enforcers on the existence of a compliance program when assessing the punishment for cartel violations....

EU: New time limits for contractually agreed payment terms

On July 29, 2014 the law on combating late payment in commercial transactions came into force. It serves to implement the Directive 2011/7/EU 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.

French Cour de cassation reaffirms the right to external legal assistance during dawn raids

18 July 2014 - On 25 June, 2014, the French Cour de cassation strengthened external legal counsel's rights during dawn raids in the course...

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