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Keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of compliance regulations is one of the biggest challenges of our work. These updates will make that a little easier. Use the legal and regulatory feed to stay current on the latest news and regulations impacting the world of compliance.

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European Union introduces European Public Prosecutor’s Office to fight crimes against the EU

06/20/2017

20 EU Member States agreed to implement the European Public Prosecutor's Office, a new European institution for the prosecution and investigation of crimes against the EU budget.

UK High Court rules that litigation privilege does not apply to documents produced in an internal investigation

06/16/2017

The UK High Court ruled in favour of the Serious Fraud Office finding that certain categories of documents produced during an internal investigation were not covered by litigation privilege.

German Competition Law Amendment came into force

06/12/2017

On June 9 2017, the 9th amendment to the German Competition Act (ARC) finally comes into force. The main reason behind this substantial change of German competition law was the implementation of the EU directive 2014/104/EU on Antitrust Damages Actions.

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis: How it may impact you?

06/09/2017

On Monday, June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to close off access to the Gulf country, with an embargo on air, sea or land traffic to and from Qatar. What does this mean for your company?

US Supreme Court Limits SEC’s Ability to Obtain Disgorgement

06/08/2017

On June 5, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that the power of the SEC to take the profit out of violations of the securities laws through the remedy of disgorgement as practiced by the SEC is limited to the five-year period immediately preceding the filing of an enforcement action by the SEC because it operates as a penalty.

Norway – Recent Tax Developments

06/07/2017

Norway proposed amendments to the interest deduction limitations and revised the national budget which impacted tax and VAT.

Biometric Access: Is Your Workplace at Risk of Hacking?

06/06/2017

The past few years have seen an increasing trend in companies' implementation of biometric clocking systems to monitor and control employees' access to the workplace. In the international sphere, courts are clamping down on the use of biometric clocking systems, claiming that it infringes employees' right to privacy and autonomy.

Russia partially lifts foreign trade sanctions against Turkey

06/06/2017

On May 31, 2017 the Russian President signed a Decree on repeal of a number of foreign trade measures against Turkey. The Decree repeals several prohibitions.