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Proposal to Expand Corporate Criminal Liability for Economic Crimes in the U.K. “Gains Traction”

For some time, a number of U.K. prosecutors, politicians, academics and others have advocated for the introduction of a specific corporate criminal offence in...

Germany: Bundestag ratifies UN Convention against Corruption

The German Bundestag voted in favor of the ratification of the UN Convention against Corruption on Thursday evening. The Bundesrat, the second German legislative...

Turkey seeks to impose criminal liability on foreigners’ unauthorized capital markets activities

The Turkish Capital Markets Board (the “CMB”) recently initiated criminal proceedings under Article 109/2 of the Capital Markets Law (the "CML") against a foreign...

Revisiting U.K. Anti-Corruption Enforcement on the Third Anniversary of the Bribery Act

The U.K. Bribery Act came into force in July 2011. At that time, the Act was heralded as a key part of a new...

Recent Compliance Updates and Important Investigations in Turkey

The years 2013 and 2014 have witnessed significant developments in compliance activities in Turkey. Many amendments have been introduced in the major compliance regulations....

Poland is developing video monitoring law

Video monitoring and CCTV are not specifically regulated by Polish law. Currently, the processing of images and other data collected by cameras is subject...

EU Tightens Sanctions Against Russia Again

 Only on July 30, 2014, the EU had significantly intensified its sanctions against Russia in reaction to the developments in the Ukraine. As tensions...

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...

New German anti-bribery regulation on bribing members of parliament entering into force

On September 1, 2014 the anti-bribery regulation governing bribery of members of parliament was tightened by the new Sec. 108e StGB (German Criminal Code) entering into...

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.

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