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German Federal Office for Economics and Export Control publishes new guidance on exports to...

On August 12, 2014, the German export control authority, the Federal Office for Economics and Export Control (Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle – “BAFA”)...

French Cour de cassation reaffirms the right to external legal assistance during dawn raids

18 July 2014 - On 25 June, 2014, the French Cour de cassation strengthened external legal counsel's rights during dawn raids in the course...

Slovakia tightens consumer protection rules

17 July 2014 - The recent amendment to the Civil Code, No. 106/2014 Coll., which entered into force on June 1, 2014, aims...

How to obtain authorization to monitor private use of IT by employees in Portugal

7 July 2014 - The Portuguese Data Protection Authority (CNPD) has made available on their website a special online notification form for obtaining authorization...

Heavily criticized Slovak data protection rules have been relaxed

6 July 2014 - Since its adoption, Slovak Act No. 122/2013 Coll. on Personal Data Protection (the “Act”) was heavily criticized by business entities...

New whistleblowing regulation in Hungary

9 June 2014 - The Hungarian Parliament adopted Act CLXV of 2013 on Complaints and Whistleblowing (the "Act") entering into force on 1 January...

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) signed by Austria

27 May 2014 - The agreement between the Austrian Republic and the United States named Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) was signed by...

Economy Ministry of Spain is developing database to monitor Spanish bank accounts

According to an article published by Spanish newspaper El País on May 12, 2014 the Spanish government is to create an extensive database monitoring...

The Federation of German Corporations’ General Counsel proposes draft bill which obliges companies to...

May 19, 2014 - The standing working group compliance of the Federation of German Corporations' General Counsel (Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen, “BuJ”) has proposed a...

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,...

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