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Swiss Supreme Court steps up diligence standards in AML

In early May 2014, a new decision from the Swiss Supreme Court shocked the legal and compliance community. In the Swiss Supreme Court’s view,...

European Parliament fosters facilitation of damages claims by victims of antitrust violations

On 17 April 2014, the European Parliament voted in favor of a proposal for a Directive which aims at strengthening legal redress for victims...

First successful extradition by US DOJ on antitrust charge

On April 4, 2014, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the first successfully litigated extradition on an antitrust charge. The...

New UK competition regime reform – heightened regulatory risks for companies

As effective from 1 April 2014, a broad reform of the UK Competition Law substantially increases regulatory risks to businesses. In particular, the UK's...

New Disclosure Rule in the EU

The European Parliament propelled legislative steps in order to change Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by...

German court defines compliance duties of board of directors

The District Court in Munich, Germany (file no 5 HKO 1387/10) recently handed down a decision which defines the compliance-related duties of the board...

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