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European Union introduces European Public Prosecutor’s Office to fight crimes against the EU

20 EU Member States agreed to implement the European Public Prosecutor's Office, a new European institution for the prosecution and investigation of crimes against the EU budget.

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

Baker McKenzie releases Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook 2017 edition

We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.

German Competition Law Amendment came into force

On June 9 2017, the 9th amendment to the German Competition Act (ARC) finally comes into force. The main reason behind this substantial change of German competition law was the implementation of the EU directive 2014/104/EU on Antitrust Damages Actions.

Insight into the New German Federal Data Protection Act Supplementing the GDPR

The German Parliament approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act in order to align the German data protection law with the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation and to make use of the opening clauses of the GDPR.

Germany passes new Federal Data Protection Act

Germany is one step closer to new data protection rules as the German Parliament and the Federal Council have both approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act (Bundestag printing matter 18/11325). The purpose of the draft is to align German data protection law to the European General Data Protection Regulation which will be applicable as of May 25, 2018.

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy proposes corruption blacklist

On 20 Feburary 2017, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy published draft legislation, aiming at the creation of a Federal Register to protect the competition for public tenders and concessions

Draft bill for new German Anti-Money Laundering Law approved

On 22th February 2017, the German Federal Government Cabinet approved the draft for a revised law on the combat of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing.

Final Text of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

On 24 January 2017, the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade approved the the Conflict Minerals Regulation. This paves the way for the text to be formally adopted by the EU institutions in the coming months.

EU’s highest Court confirms that automated messages can put recipients on the hook for...

Eturas runs the e-commerce back-end of 30 travel agents in Lithuania. An administrator message to each member informed them that the e-commerce functionality allowing each travel agent to grant discounts would be capped at 3 per cent. That message appeared in part of the system relating to information messages. The Court of Justice found that administrator messages could be the basis of illegal cartel type conduct.

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