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Antitrust: EU Commission launches sector inquiry into the „Internet of Things“

The EU Commission has launched a sector inquiry into the “Internet of Things” for consumer-related products and services in the […]

Whistleblowing Management: The Coming Regulatory Storm

In honour of National Whistle-blower Appreciation Day, Frank Staelens, a former Big Four forensic audit partner and President of the […]

New Basel AML Index 2020 released

Released on 23 July 2020, the 9th Basel AML Index presents its findings in the progress in combating money laundering […]

Virtual Q&A Session with Brian Rabbitt, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice (hereinafter “DOJ”) has released new versions of two critical documents – the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs, […]

USD 109 million award for Novartis whistle-blower

On 22 July 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (hereinafter “DOJ”) decided to pay USD 109.4 million to a whistle-blower […]

U.S. House of Representatives wants to introduce beneficial ownership disclosure when creating a new company

The U.S. National Defense Authorization Act (hereinafter “NDAA”) is a U.S. federal law that determines the budget and expenditures of […]

Objectives for the FATF during the German Presidency (2020-2022)

As of 1 July 2020, Germany not only took the presidency of the Council of the European Union, but also […]

Mapping anti-corruption authorities around the world – Q&A with the French Anti-Corruption Agency

The French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA) in partnership with the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the Organisation […]

U.K. Financial Reporting Council orders Big Four to separate audit practices by 2024

The Financial Reporting Council (hereinafter the “FRC”) – the U.K.’s accounting and audit watchdog – on 6 July 2020 announced […]

Competition law: EU Commission consults stakeholders on a possible new competition tool

The European Commission has published an impact assessment on a possible new competition instrument. The purpose of such a new […]