On October 7, 2017, the EU Commission published its updated study on corruption in the EU healthcare sector. Companies in the healthcare industry should rethink their policies and procedures based on the results of this Europe-wide study.
New Value-based Filing Thresholds in European Merger Control Regimes – Implications for Healthcare and...
Germany and Austria recently introduced new alternative merger control thresholds based on transaction value. At EU level the introduction of a value-based filing threshold is also being discussed.
In a CEO fraud case the Regional Labor Court of Saxony ruled that the financial director authorizing the payment can be held (partially) liable. The amount depends on the efforts of the company and its management to prevent such fraud cases.
The German Federal Court of Justice ruled that a compliance management system can reduce a fine. What are the prerequisites?
German Federal Labor Court: Employer cannot use information from secret keylogger software as evidence...
Information obtained via a keylogger software secretly installed on an employee's computer cannot be used as evidence in court - some exceptions apply.
German Federal Constitutional Court preliminarily prohibits prosecutors’ use of documents seized at investigating law...
On 26 July 2017 the German Constitutional Court ordered a restraint on the use of law firm seizures. The Court held that Munich Prosecutors could - for the time being - not assess the material they had seized in the course of a dawn raid at a law firm's office.
On 26 June 2017 the new German anti-money laundering act has entered into force. Besides inter alia meeting increased risk demands and the intensified financial penalties, the 4th EU AML Directive prescribes a transparency register in the foreseeable future.
On 28 June 2017, the German telecommunications regulator decided to suspend enforcement of the provisions of the German Telecommunications Act which required providers of publicly available telephone services for end users and providers of publicly available internet access services for end users to retain certain metadata from 1 July 2017 onwards.
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.
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.