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UK – BIS/ECO issues report on strategic export controls licences

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On 24 October 2014, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and its Export Control Organisation (ECO) released Strategic Export Controls: Country Pivot...

Britain and Germany main targets of cyber attacks in EMEA region

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According to a report issued by the US-listed security company FireEye, Britain and Germany were the most targeted EMEA countries in the first half...

UK – Russian sanctions extended to certain overseas territories

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On 15 October 2014, the official Legislation.gov.uk website posted SI 2014/2710 - The Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2014, which gives...

Snapshot: Credit for antitrust compliance programs around the world

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 Last week we analyzed the view of US antitrust enforcers on the existence of a compliance program when assessing the punishment for cartel violations....

Proposal to Expand Corporate Criminal Liability for Economic Crimes in the U.K. “Gains Traction”

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For some time, a number of U.K. prosecutors, politicians, academics and others have advocated for the introduction of a specific corporate criminal offence in...

Revisiting U.K. Anti-Corruption Enforcement on the Third Anniversary of the Bribery Act

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The U.K. Bribery Act came into force in July 2011. At that time, the Act was heralded as a key part of a new...

EU: New time limits for contractually agreed payment terms

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On July 29, 2014 the law on combating late payment in commercial transactions came into force. It serves to implement the Directive 2011/7/EU of...

Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: Coming Soon to a Country Regulating You

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Disclosure of environmental, human rights and social risks is moving from its home between the glossy pages of voluntary reports into the hard-nosed realm of mandatory legal requirements, as evidenced by recent developments in the European Union and India.

UK: Member of a LLP is a worker and therefore entitled to whistleblowing protection

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The Supreme Court has held that a former equity partner of a law firm was a worker for the purposes of the Employment Rights...

New UK competition regime reform – heightened regulatory risks for companies

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As effective from 1 April 2014, a broad reform of the UK Competition Law substantially increases regulatory risks to businesses. In particular, the UK's...
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