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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...

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...

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

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

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...

Spain Issues first Good Practices Guidance on the Screening against Designated Persons Lists

In January 2015, the Spanish Executive Service of the Commission on the Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (“SEPBLAC”) published for...

EU to counter money laundering – company owners required to be listed on national...

On December 17, 2014, EU law makers within the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers have reached political consensus on tougher anti-money laundering...

Spain: Complicity in Tax Fraud and Money-Laundering in a Case with Broad Media Coverage

In a court order issued on November 7, 2014, in an appeal against an order for an abbreviated trial, the Provincial Court of Palma...

Spanish Supreme Court’s judgment on pharma company’s dual pricing system

The Spanish Supreme Court has adopted a judgment in December establishing that dual pricing systems in the pharma sector may fall under the prohibition...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

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

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