European Union introduces European Public Prosecutor’s Office to fight crimes against the EU

20 EU Member States agreed to implement the European Public Prosecutor's Office, a new European institution for the prosecution and investigation of crimes against the EU budget.

Compliance Benchmark 2017: Quantifying the Fundamentals

We have summarized the results of the compliance studies of the past 12 months and summarized the results in this post. Find out how you measure up against the benchmark.

UK High Court rules that litigation privilege does not apply to documents produced in...

The UK High Court ruled in favour of the Serious Fraud Office finding that certain categories of documents produced during an internal investigation were not covered by litigation privilege.

Baker McKenzie releases Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook 2017 edition

We are very pleased to present you the latest edition of our Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook, updated with detailed information about key legislative and enforcement activity in the anti-bribery and corruption sphere.

UK High Court rules that litigation privilege does not apply to documents produced in...

The UK High Court ruled in favour of the Serious Fraud Office, finding that certain categories of documents produced by Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd during an internal investigation were not covered by litigation privilege.

New UK Corporate Criminal Offence: Failure to Prevent Facilitation of Tax Evasion

HMRC is on a mission to eradicate offshore tax evasion and revolutionise international tax transparency. Already the UK is party to a series of tax information exchange agreements with countries both within and outside the European Union.

Significant changes to UK sanctions enforcement come into force

On 1 April 2017, the sanctions-related provisions of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 came into force, bringing in significant changes to the UK financial sanctions enforcement landscape.

UK Criminal Finances Bill – Ten things to consider

The Criminal Finances Bill will hold firms criminally liable where employees facilitate tax evasion by their clients. To protect themselves, firms must implement reasonable prevention procedures to mitigate the risk of facilitating a tax evasion offence.

Final Text of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

On 24 January 2017, the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade approved the the Conflict Minerals Regulation. This paves the way for the text to be formally adopted by the EU institutions in the coming months.

EU’s highest Court confirms that automated messages can put recipients on the hook for...

Eturas runs the e-commerce back-end of 30 travel agents in Lithuania. An administrator message to each member informed them that the e-commerce functionality allowing each travel agent to grant discounts would be capped at 3 per cent. That message appeared in part of the system relating to information messages. The Court of Justice found that administrator messages could be the basis of illegal cartel type conduct.

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