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Entries in European Union (33)

Friday
Jun242016

Brexit: What happens to UK financial regulations?

The job of the UK's top financial regulator includes enforcing requirements to designate compliance officers with defined professional roles and duties.

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Wednesday
Nov252015

Risk Advisory Group report: Compliance is so complex, it’s now its own risk (with video)

Compliance is becoming so complex that today’s compliance professionals are concerned about how the function will protect businesses in the future, according to the London-based Risk Advisory Group. 

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Monday
Nov162015

After Paris: A coordinated fight against corruption could help save the European Union

Following the acts of war in Paris this weekend, as the sirens continue ringing in the city, it becomes even more obvious that the Member States can no longer throw rocks at the European Union while thinking they can recreate internal borders and live in quasi-autarky.

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Tuesday
Nov032015

Martin Kenney: After EU data protection moves, prepare for a season of frustration

As the owner of an English law firm based in the British Virgin Islands, I read with interest Jo Sherman’s post on the FCPA Blog about the recent changes to the European Union’s decision to toughen up even further its data protection rules.

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Monday
Oct262015

Practice note: EU changes data privacy rules for company investigations

Investigations into allegations of bribery, corruption or misconduct in Europe just got a whole lot harder due to recent changes to the EU Data Privacy regime.

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Friday
Apr242015

Resource Alert: From Car Wash to Fox Hunt -- A Strange Brew 

Image courtesy of Hughes HubbardHughes Hubbard, a long-time sponsor of the FCPA Blog, has published once again a new version of its FCPA/Anti-Bribery Alert, an invaluable resource for compliance professionals. The 508-page Alert is available here.

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Thursday
Apr092015

Bulgaria anti-graft unit could target more than 7,000 officials

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva (Image courtesy of the Republic of Bulgaria)Bulgaria's deputy prime minister announced the launch of a special unit to investigate major cases of government graft. The new unit started operations Monday under Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov. 

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Monday
Oct062014

Get ready for UK extractive industries disclosure rules

Image courtesy of the Houses of Parliament Flicker streamThe UK government recently announced the publication of draft legislation entitled “Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014." The legislation would require UK-registered mining, quarrying, and logging companies to report on payments they make to governments all over the world, when such payments exceed £86,000 ($137,000) in a financial year.

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Thursday
May012014

Ukraine needs partners to recover assets stolen by Yanukovych regime

A conference organized by the Ukraine Anti-corruption Action Centre (AntAC) jointly with Ukrainska Pravda & GOPAC-Ukraine on April 24, 2014 in Kyiv identified many challenges relating to the recovery of assets stolen by former President Yanukovych and his associates, and started a national dialogue to address these challenges.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

EU adopts broad compliance disclosure rule

The European Parliament passed a new law on April 15 to force about 6,000 EU companies to disclose information about environmental compliance, human rights, bribery and corruption.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

EC proposes stricter AML rules

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (image courtesy of the EC)The European Commission issued two proposals Tuesday to respond to new threats from money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Monday
Feb242014

Ukraine kleptocrat loses Neverland palace

Ukraine's opposition this weekend overran the estate of former president Viktor Yanukovich. The 340-acre private compound, an hour's drive from Kiev, had never been open to the public.

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