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Canada: How to attract strong candidates for executive positions while protecting against executive misconduct

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Senior executives are sometimes indemnified against costs and expenses incurred as a result of legal proceedings that might be brought against such employees. Indemnification...

US – BIS imposes controls on certain exports to Venezuela for use by its...

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On November 7, 2014, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations...

EU: Will the Court of Justice of the EU invalidate “Safe Harbor” agreements because...

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After Directive 2006/24/EC on data retention, which the ECJ ruled to be invalid on April 8, 2014, will the Court invalidate "Safe Harbor" agreements?...

Spotlight on FinCEN: An Increasing Focus on AML Regulation and Enforcement

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Although the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) is often perceived as the aggregator of Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”) and other federally-mandated financial forms and...

France: French AMF and US SEC intensify cooperation

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As part of the strengthening of international cooperation practices between market regulators, the US market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), is...

UK: New Guidelines on Sentencing of Corporate Offenders

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On 1 October 2014, new guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council (the "Guidelines") came into force for the sentencing of fraud, bribery and money...

Only Four Countries Actively Enforce OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

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On 23 October 2014, Transparency International published a report which analyzed the enforcement of the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Anti Bribery...

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...

Close Call: Privilege in Internal Investigations Survives Another Attack

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In June, a U.S. Appeals Court vacated a lower court decision that gutted the attorney-client privilege in the context of internal investigations partly performed...

Global Internal Investigations: Attending to Data Privacy Laws When Collecting and Transferring Information

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A frantic call comes in. A company’s auditors have found that something is amiss. A whistleblower has come forward or an enforcement agency has...
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