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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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Whistleblowing: a new regulation in France in January 2018

While members of the European Parliament are calling for a whistleblowing program to protect whistleblowers who contribute to protect the EU financial interests, France recently enacted the Sapin II Act...

Written on 10 Jan 2018


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At last, a whistleblowing law is adopted in Italy

After more than a year of parliamentary debate, a new whistleblowing law has been passed in Italy. The law introduces protections particularly for public servants and employees of companies that...

Written on 10 Jan 2018


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Modern slavery: continuing worldwide focus

Modern Slavery remains a high priority in the UK and across the world and it is receiving continued attention in the popular media. In this context, and given the moral...

Written on 9 Jan 2018


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New HMRC corporate self-reporting process

From 30 September 2017, the new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion has been in force (as we have previously explained here). The offence renders...

Written on 23 Nov 2017


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Bribery and corruption provisions | An Osborne Clarke multi-jurisdictional guide

Like Osborne Clarke, many of our clients transact business across multiple jurisdictions, exposing them to an array of international legal and regulatory risks. This may be particularly so in relation to...

Written on 23 Oct 2017


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