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Spain: Monitoring and Control of Employees’ E-Mails

Some cases have recently emerged in Spain in connection with certain doctrine set up by the Criminal Division of Spanish Supreme Court in its...

Spain’s New Criminal Code Joins Wave of Countries Requiring Companies to Adopt Comprehensive Compliance...

As regulators and prosecutors across many jurisdictions increasingly cooperate in cross-border anti-corruption enforcement efforts, the importance of an effective, globally oriented anti-bribery compliance program...

Compliance Benchmark: Quantifying the Fundamentals

Various countries and their compliance-enforcing agencies request that companies have "adequate" compliance programs and organizations. But what does that mean? One option to determine...

EU Commission to open extensive probe into e-commerce market

European Union regulators plan to open a year-long extensive investigation into e-commerce as part of their efforts to remove online sales barriers and boost...

European Court of Justice: “Defect” and Recoverable Damages – Implications for Manufacturers

Boston Scientific Medizintechnik GmbH v AOK Sachsen-Anhalt - Die Gesundheitskasse. Joined Cases C-503/13 and C-504/13 This is a rare example of a major...

Spanish Criminal Code regulates and defines the content of compliance programs

The Spanish Senate has approved a new criminal code that will enter into force on the 1st of July 2015, after its final approval...

EU: Update on the REACH “article in article” debate

On 12 February 2015, Advocate General (AG) Kokott published her non-binding opinion in a preliminary ruling referred to the Court of Justice of the European...

Serbia Acts Against Corruption By Protecting Whistleblowers

The Parliament of the Republic of Serbia has adopted a Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers (the “Law”). The Law, which was adopted on 25 November...

Albania: New Law on “Territorial Planning and Development”

The Albanian legal framework on territorial planning and development has recently undergone many changes. As of 1st October 2014 the new Law No. 107/2014 “On Territorial Planning and Development”, has come into effect and...

Spain: Fining Guidelines of the Competition Authority overturned

The Spanish Supreme Court has issued a judgment on 29 January 2015 declaring that: The Fining Guidelines of the Spanish Competition Authority, which...

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