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...

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...

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