TRACE Report: The rest of the world outpaced U.S. corruption enforcement actions for the...

In a noteworthy trend picked-up by Trace International’s Global Enforcement Report, in 2014 non-U.S. enforcement actions concerning bribery of foreign officials outpaced U.S. enforcement actions...

Compliance Trends around the World – 10 Questions for the Compliance Heads of Baker...

We asked Mini vandePol (Head of the Baker & McKenzie Global and Asia-Pacific Compliance Practice Group), Joan Meyer (Head of the North American Compliance...

Defense Companies Anti-Corruption Index 2015

On April 27, 2015, Transparency International UK (“TIUK”) released the Defense Companies Anti-Corruption Index 2015 (the “Index”). The Index, which was first released in...

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...

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...

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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