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MedTech Europe recommends phasing out conference sponsorship for Healthcare Professionals by 2018

In late 2014, the trade associations for the Med-Tech and Diagnostics industries in Europe have recommended phasing out by 1 January 2018 all direct...

EU Foreign Affairs Council reaffirms willingness to strengthen Libyan sanctions

At today's meeting of the European Foreign Affairs Council ("FAC"), the EU reiterated its readiness to designate "spoilers of the dialogue process in line with the...

Germany: Draft law to expand provision on commercial bribery and bribery of foreign public...

On January 21, 2015, the German Government accepted the draft of a new law combatting corruption which aims at implementing international guidelines to combat...

EU to counter money laundering – company owners required to be listed on national...

On December 17, 2014, EU law makers within the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers have reached political consensus on tougher anti-money laundering...

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...

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...

Germany: Lawyers may commit fraud by not informing client about more favorable fee

 On 25 September 2014, the German Federal Court of Justice (file reference: 4 StR 586/13) confirmed that a lawyer may commit fraud if he...

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...

Germany: Grand Coalition agrees on legal quotas for women on company boards

On 25 November 2014, the Grand Coalition agreed to introduce a new law which will force listed companies in Germany to allocate 30 percent...

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...

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