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Draft for a “Tax Haven Defence Law” in Germany

At the beginning of March 2021, the German Federal Ministry of Finance presented a draft for a so-called “Tax Haven […]

The U.S. SEC and the impact of standardised ESG reporting

On 10 March 2021 the EU Regulation 2019/2088 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector entered into force in […]

Compliance lessons, regulatory fallout from Archegos meltdown

Following the recent meltdown of family office Archegos Capital Management there are plenty of unanswered questions. As a so-called “family […]

U.K. financial regulator launches campaign to encourage whistleblowing

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, U.K.’s financial regulator (hereinafter “FCA”), announced that it encourages individuals to come forward if they […]

U.S. DOJ informs about actions against COVID-19 fraud

The U.S. Department of Justice (hereinafter “DOJ”) has announced in a press release an update on its criminal and civil […]

SEC: Public input on potential climate change disclosures

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (hereinafter “SEC”) has launched a public consultation on potential changes to climate risk reporting, and Environmental, […]

How organizations are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: February 2021 vs. June 2020

The Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) conducted polls of its members to understand how organisations have been impacted by and […]

European Parliament: Introduction of mandatory environmental and human rights in due diligence

The European Parliament voted by a large majority for the urgent adoption of a binding new EU law that would […]

Euronext launches new index to meet financial community’s sustainable investment needs

On 22 March 2021, stock exchange Euronext announced the launch of the CAC 40® ESG index, designed to identify the 40 companies […]

Criminal issues in employment investigations

The news that an employee has been accused of a criminal offence often triggers an investigation and action by the […]