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Extra-territorial scope of MAR: impact on non-EU firms Article 2(4) of MAR applies the "prohibitions and requirements" within MAR to behaviour that occurs both within the EU and in a third county.  In other words, MAR is intended to have … Continue reading

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Market abuse update – April 2016

This will be our last quarterly Market Abuse update before 3 July 2016, the date when both the new Market Abuse Regulation and the Criminal Sanctions (Market Abuse) Directive come into application across Europe. Some significant pieces of the regulatory … Continue reading

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Finding a data compromise: what the EU Data Protection Regulation compromise says

After almost four years of debate, the European Commission, Parliament and Council finally reached political agreement on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") in December 2015.

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EU reaches agreement on the General Data Protection Regulation

After almost four years of debate, the European Commission, Parliament and Council have finally reached political agreement on the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR"). The final text of the GDPR will now need to be formally approved by … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Monthly Update October 2015

Welcome to the October 2015 edition of our corporate crime update – our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update … Continue reading

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EU: ESMA disagrees with the EBA on proportionality: guidelines on remuneration under UCITS V are published for consultation

On 23 July 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published its draft guidelines on the implementation of the UCITS V remuneration principles for consultation.  In the consultation, ESMA’s approach to the application of proportionality differs from that of the European Banking Authority (EBA) … Continue reading

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The EU publishes amended guidance on financial sanctions

The Council of the European Union recently published a revised version of the EU Best Practices for the effective implementation of restrictive measures.  The guidance it contains provides some clarification of the many issues which arise in practice for both Member States … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Monthly Update February 2015

Welcome to the February 2015 edition of our corporate crime update – our round-up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on each jurisdiction/region, please … Continue reading

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OECD Foreign Bribery Report

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Foreign Bribery Report (Report) this week.  The Report is the OECD’s first ever analysis of foreign bribery on a global scale.  It analyses 427 legal cases involving companies (164 cases) and … Continue reading

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European Bank Stress Tests and Asset Quality Reviews

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) have published the results of the latest stress tests and asset quality reviews (AQR).  As foreshadowed from the outset, a number of institutions did not pass the ‘unique and … Continue reading

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