UK: “Adequate procedures” and self reporting under the spotlight as jury rejects Section 7...

A UK refurbishment contractor has been found guilty under Section 7 of the UK Bribery Act 2010 for failure to prevent bribery. The case represents the first time that a jury has considered an "adequate procedures" defence under the UKBA.

UK Product Recall Code of Practice Launched

7 March 2018 saw the long-awaited public launch of the UK Government’s new Code of practice on consumer product safety related recalls and other corrective actions.

UK: Privilege in Internal Investigations

Our Compliance & Investigations team identified six aspects of any investigation that you will need to consider carefully in light of the recent Bilta judgment

Customs, Export Controls and Trade Sanctions Compliance Seminar – Wednesday 7 February 2018

We would like to invite you to our annual introductory trade seminar on February 7 in our London office.

Connected Compliance: The Business Case for Compliance Integration

Our survey of compliance leaders across 537 multinational companies with a UK turnover of £1 billion or more uncovers the challenges associated with redefining compliance in today's complex business world.

United Kingdom: The Morrisons Data Breach Judgment

Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC is an important decision about how and when an employer can be liable to its employees for data protection law breaches caused by a rogue employee.

EU: Corporate group companies tendering separately in public tenders may need to prove absence...

In an opinion issued on 22 November 2017, EU-the Advocate General confirmed that the EU competition law provisions do not apply to companies that are part of the same corporate group. However, assurances from those companies might be necessary in case of simultaneous participation in public tendering process in order to protect the free and fair competition between all tenderers.

Baker McKenzie releases Global Corporate Liability Handbook

Building on the success of 2016’s “EMEA Corporate Liability Handbook,” we are pleased to present you with the first global edition that collates and describes in detail the corporate liability and corporate crime regimes of countries in Asia, EMEA and the Americas.

2nd EU Study on Corruption in the Healthcare Sector released: What you should do...

On October 7, 2017, the EU Commission published its updated study on corruption in the EU healthcare sector. Companies in the healthcare industry should rethink their policies and procedures based on the results of this Europe-wide study.

UK: Supreme Court resets the criminal law test for dishonesty

The UK Supreme Court unanimously confirmed that the two limb Ghosh test for assessing dishonesty in criminal proceedings should be replaced by a purely objective test. This is a very significant development in criminal law.

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