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Progress on product safety – UK Government publishes recommendations of its Working Group

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The tragic Grenfell Tower firebrings into sharp focus the importance of having an effective product safety system in place. Prior to this event, the UK Government was already reviewing the UK's product safety and recall system.

Brexit update for product manufacturers and sellers

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Following the start of negotiations between the United Kingdom and the remaining 27 EU Member States, there are two new Brexit-related publications which will be of interest to those manufacturing or selling products on the UK and EU-27 markets.

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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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