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Spanish Government, pressured by OECD, agrees to anti-corruption measures

In Spain, because of the pressure imposed by the OECD and in order to avoid drastic measures in 2015, the Government has announced different...

Spanish Anticorruption Public Prosecutor starts criminal proceedings for corruption in the Spanish First Division...

On December 15, 2014, Spanish Anticorruption Public Prosecutor formally requested a Spanish criminal judge to start criminal proceedings against Real Zaragoza S.A. Deportiva, its...

Spanish Criminal Code Reform Will Be Approved In March 2015

Rafael Catalá, new minister of justice of the Spanish Government declared yesterday that his plan is to get the Spanish Congress to approve the...

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

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

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...

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

Spain: New Scenario in the Defence of Tax Crimes – Recent Developments in Tax...

Certain high profile cases involving negotiations and court-based agreements have recently brought to the fore a new court scenario in the defence of tax...

Spain: What brings the new Royal Decree on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing?

On 6 May 2014, the Spanish Official State Gazette published Royal Decree 304/2014 passing the Regulation of Act 10/2010 on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist...

Only Four Countries Actively Enforce OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

On 23 October 2014, Transparency International published a report which analyzed the enforcement of the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Anti Bribery...

EU: New time limits for contractually agreed payment terms

On July 29, 2014 the law on combating late payment in commercial transactions came into force. It serves to implement the Directive 2011/7/EU of...

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