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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...

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...

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