Slovak Republic

MedTech Europe recommends phasing out conference sponsorship for Healthcare Professionals by 2018

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In late 2014, the trade associations for the Med-Tech and Diagnostics industries in Europe have recommended phasing out by 1 January 2018 all direct...

EU Foreign Affairs Council reaffirms willingness to strengthen Libyan sanctions

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At today's meeting of the European Foreign Affairs Council ("FAC"), the EU reiterated its readiness to designate "spoilers of the dialogue process in line with the...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

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Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...

OECD’s Foreign Bribery Report released: Three-fourths of cases involved intermediaries

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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...

Transparency International Launches the Latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 – China Loses Ground

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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...

In Search of The Obvious: Groupement des Cartes Bancaires and ‘By Object’ Infringements under...

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GCB is a landmark judgment with important implications for the European Commission and member states applying EU competition law, as well as the companies...

Slovak Republic: New Whistleblower Rules in Competition Law financially reward whistleblowers

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On 1 July 2014, new whistleblower regulations came into force in Slovakia. By adopting a new Act No. 151/2014 Coll., amending Act No. 136/2001...

Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Coming Soon to a Country Regulating You

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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.

Slovakia tightens consumer protection rules

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

Heavily criticized Slovak data protection rules have been relaxed

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