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UK Regulatory Update | May 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our monthly Regulatory Update. The developments covered in this Regulatory Update span a broad range of sectors and regulatory regimes. One recurring theme is...

Written on: 25 May 2018

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Business Crime Newsletter | Spring 2018

Welcome to the spring 2018 Osborne Clarke Business Crime Newsletter. It had been hoped and anticipated that we would in this edition be able to report on the appointment of...

Written on: 21 May 2018

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French Anti-Corruption Authority issues precise and detailed guidelines on compliance programs

The French anti-corruption law issued on 9 December  2016 (Sapin II) requires companies with more than 500 employees and a turnover of more than EUR 100 million to have implemented...

Written on: 17 May 2018

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New German government | planning a corporate criminal law in Germany?

The coalition treaty, which the new German federal government finally agreed on 14 March 2018, provides for changes in the sanctioning of companies for economic crimes. In contrast to many...

Written on: 17 May 2018

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Environment Agency updates its Enforcement and Sanctions Policy: what does it mean for businesses?

Following its consultation held between November 2017 and February 2018, the Environment Agency (EA) has updated its Enforcement and Sanctions Statement and Enforcement and Sanctions Guidance so that the two...

Written on: 17 May 2018

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Regulatory Outlook | Anti-bribery, Corruption and Financial Crime | January 2018

Current issues New look SFO A new Director will be in place in April 2018, replacing David Green CB QC, and the agency will now be subject to “direction” from...

Written on: 19 Jan 2018

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Business Crime Update | January 2018

  Welcome to 2018, which I hope will be a year that will bring you interesting, forward-thinking and profitable work. As enforcement agencies globally continue to focus on corporate practices,...

Written on: 11 Jan 2018

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What’s on the agenda for 2018 in business crime?

The last 12 months have seen significant developments in the enforcement of business crime, including important new legislative measures such as the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion...

Written on: 10 Jan 2018

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Internal investigations: exclusion of evidence obtained according to German Federal Data Protection Act

Complying with German data protection laws can be challenging when it comes to internal investigations where there is a suspicion of employee wrongdoing. Employers should take note of guidance in...

Written on: 10 Jan 2018

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