Spanish Criminal Code Reform Will Be Approved In March 2015

Rafael Catalá, new minister of justice of the Spanish Government declared yesterday that his plan is to get the Spanish Congress to approve the...

Germany: Grand Coalition agrees on legal quotas for women on company...

On 25 November 2014, the Grand Coalition agreed to introduce a new law which will force listed companies in Germany to allocate 30 percent...

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

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

UK: New Guidelines on Sentencing of Corporate Offenders

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

Ukraine: Upfront Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership Now Required

A law requiring an upfront disclosure of beneficial ownership of companies to the Ukrainian authorities has been signed by the President. All companies previously...

May a German stock corporation pay fine against director?

On 8 July 2014, the German Federal Court of Justice handed down a recently published decision which clarifies under which circumstances a German stock...

Existence of Compliance Program Will Not Lessen Punishment for Cartel Violations:...

Violation Means Compliance Program Was By Definition Ineffective Stark Contrast With New Draft Canadian Guidance In a pair of noteworthy and ultimately...

New Compliance and Disclosure Requirements for China Subsidiaries

In previous years, foreign-invested enterprises (“FIEs”) and their branches in China had the certainty that they would need to undergo the annual inspection filing...

Proposal to Expand Corporate Criminal Liability for Economic Crimes in the...

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...

The Federation of German Corporations’ General Counsel proposes draft bill which...

May 19, 2014 - The standing working group compliance of the Federation of German Corporations' General Counsel (Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen, “BuJ”) has proposed a...