As a result of the General Data Protection Regulation, it has become more difficult for companies to request criminal records from their prospective and current employees. Those companies who break the rules can expect significant fines under the GDPR.
Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to interactive seminars in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in October 2018 to discuss the implications of recent US and EU sanctions on international trade.
Portugal: Legal Regime on the Beneficial Ownership Central Register – Implementation Ministerial Order
In Portugal, the Ministerial Order 233/2018, which regulates the Legal Regime on the Beneficial Ownership Central Register, was issued.
The Court of Appeal has handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the case of The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited  EWCA Civ 2006, overturning the most controversial aspect of the first instance decision.
Companies in Russia may avoid liability in domestic bribery cases if they assist in identifying the offence (e.g. by disclosing information), assist in investigation of the bribe, or if the bribe has been extorted,
In light of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, the German data protection authorities have changed their position on how employees submit whistleblowing reports anonymously. The German data protection authorities have issued guidelines in this regard.
The EU Commission proposed the revised AMLD in July 2016 as part of its Action Plan against terrorism announced in February 2016, after the attacks in Paris and Brussels, and as a reaction to the Panama Papers published in April 2016.
Lisa Osofsky will be the new Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), taking over from David Green CB QC. Mark Thompson (the SFO's current Chief Operating Officer) is filling the role on an interim basis before Ms Osofsky takes up the position full time on 3 September 2018.
The UK High Court adjudicated on the matter of "defective" hip implants. In doing so the High Court took a strict, and arguably more manufacturer friendly, approach.
The European Commission has started the process by which it would add US sanctions measures on Iran to the so-called Blocking Regulation.