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The new global anti-bribery standard – how will your company measure up?

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After several years of development, involving input from over 50 countries, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has finally published ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard - a new international standard designed to assist organisations worldwide in implementing and maintaining effective anti-bribery systems.

2016 Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook released

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Baker & McKenzie released the 2016 edition of its Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Handbook. You can read the Handbook for free on Global Compliance News.

Open for Business: The U.S. Department of Commerce Begins Acceptance of Certifications to the...

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As of August 1, 2016, U.S. companies can now self-certify compliance to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield to the U.S. Department of Commerce

Self-disclosure of Corruption Offenses To the U.S. and U.K. Authorities: Where Are We Now?

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Companies that discover instances of corruption within their organization face the complex and uncertain task of weighing up the potential benefits of making a voluntary selfdisclosure to prosecutors against the risk of otherwise being prosecuted.

TI Report on Reducing Risks of Corruption Associated with Use of Agents in Defense...

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Transparency International UK’s Defence and Security Programme launched Licence to bribe? Reducing corruption risks around the use of agents in defence procurement, a continuation of its longstanding efforts to combat corruption in the defense industry

UK Serious Fraud Office secures second Deferred Prosecution Agreement

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This second DPA offers another helpful insight into the approach of the SFO and the judiciary to this developing and important area of criminal enforcement.

The CAT’s Fast-Track Procedure: Recent Developments in its Application

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For the first time, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal has applied the rules governing applications for the Fast Track Procedure, setting out helpful guidance as to the way in which it will approach such applications in future.

Brexit – Keep Calm and Carry On

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The first important thing to note about the Brexit is that the referendum result changes nothing in the short to medium term. The same laws, whether EU, UK or English, that governed commercial relationships before the referendum continue to govern it afterwards.

What are the implications of Brexit for EU product compliance?

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If you manufacture, import or supply products in, to or via the UK in some capacity, you may well already be considering how Brexit may impact the application of product-related laws to your business. In this article we look at what might happen to product laws under the different suggested models for the UK/EU-27 relationship so that you can start considering how your business may be affected.

UK votes “leave”

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It was today announced that, on 23 June 2016, the British public voted in favour of a so-called “Brexit”, or exit from the European Union
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