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Spanish Anticorruption Public Prosecutor starts criminal proceedings for corruption in the Spanish First Division...

On December 15, 2014, Spanish Anticorruption Public Prosecutor formally requested a Spanish criminal judge to start criminal proceedings against Real Zaragoza S.A. Deportiva, its...

How “Voluntary” is Your Disclosure? Maximizing the Potential Benefits of Self-Reporting

Prosecutors and regulatory agencies in the U.S. and elsewhere have long set expectations that, in order to maximize the prospect of receiving full cooperation...

Spanish Criminal Code Reform Will Be Approved In March 2015

Rafael Catalá, new minister of justice of the Spanish Government declared yesterday that his plan is to get the Spanish Congress to approve the...

UK Introduces Disclosure Rules for Extraction Payments Made to Foreign Governments; other European...

From January 1, 2015 UK extractive companies will be required to make annual disclosures to the UK Government of sums that they have paid...

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...

Portugal: New guideline on geotracking of employees

The Portuguese Data Protection Authority (“CNPD”) approved, on October 28th 2014, an official guideline nº. 7680/2014, which establishes the general principles in respect of...

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...

Poland: Important changes in the personal data protection law

Important changes in the Personal Data Protection Act will enter into force on 1st January 2015. These are a part of the government's “deregulation...

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...

UK: Money laundering and sanctions risks – FCA feedback on its latest thematic review...

Close supervisory attention to money laundering compliance backed by a steady stream of enforcement cases has resulted in improved standards of compliance.  However, according...

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