Asia Pacific: How U.S. FCPA And U.K. Bribery Act Impact Financial Institutions In The...

Why Should Financial Institutions, Hedge Funds And Private Equity Firms In The Asia Pacific Region Be Concerned About These Regulations In recent years, compliance...

MedTech Europe recommends phasing out conference sponsorship for Healthcare Professionals by 2018

In late 2014, the trade associations for the Med-Tech and Diagnostics industries in Europe have recommended phasing out by 1 January 2018 all direct...

EU Foreign Affairs Council reaffirms willingness to strengthen Libyan sanctions

At today's meeting of the European Foreign Affairs Council ("FAC"), the EU reiterated its readiness to designate "spoilers of the dialogue process in line with the...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...

Progress at the SFO?: Its first conviction of a company for bribery of foreign...

The SFO's first successful  prosecution of a corporate entity for bribery of foreign public officials and its first successful prosecution of individuals under the...

How “Voluntary” is Your Disclosure? Maximizing the Potential Benefits of Self-Reporting

Prosecutors and regulatory agencies in the U.S. and elsewhere have long set expectations that, in order to maximize the prospect of receiving full cooperation...

UK Introduces Disclosure Rules for Extraction Payments Made to Foreign Governments; other European...

From January 1, 2015 UK extractive companies will be required to make annual disclosures to the UK Government of sums that they have paid...

OECD’s Foreign Bribery Report released: Three-fourths of cases involved intermediaries

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on December 2, 2014 released its first-ever analysis of anti-bribery on a global scale. 427 transnational...

Transparency International Launches the Latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 – China Loses Ground

On 3 December 2014, Transparency International ("TI") launched its latest Corruption Perceptions Index ("CPI") 2014. The CPI ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their...

UK: Money laundering and sanctions risks – FCA feedback on its latest thematic review...

Close supervisory attention to money laundering compliance backed by a steady stream of enforcement cases has resulted in improved standards of compliance.  However, according...

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