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Compliance Trends around the World – 10 Questions for the Compliance Heads of Baker...

We asked Mini vandePol (Head of the Baker & McKenzie Global and Asia-Pacific Compliance Practice Group), Joan Meyer (Head of the North American Compliance...

Italy Introduces New Crimes against the Environment

On May 19, 2015 the Italian Parliament approved the new "Provisions related to crimes against the environment". The law will be enforceable in...

Portugal changes its anti-corruption laws

The Portuguese Parliament recently enacted Law 30/2015, of 22 April, aiming to comply with the recommendations addressed to Portugal on corruption by GRECO, UN...

Before Disaster Strikes: Planning for the Worst Instead of Hoping for the Best

We rarely think about emergencies before they arrive on our doorstep. Yet, the recent civil unrest in Baltimore has presented another eye-opening reminder that...

EU Launches Antitrust Review of Online Practices and Legislative Overhaul of Digital Business Models

The European Commission's Digital Single Market ("DSM") agenda was launched on May 6, 2015 combining a wide ranging antitrust inquiry with a series of...

5 Essential Elements of Corporate Compliance – A Global Template

Effectively managing corporate compliance efforts in today's regulatory environment--preventing corporate officers and employee from engaging in illegal practices, while also addressing a wide array...

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...

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