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Settlements in brief: HP and Marubeni settle FCPA violations

USA - May 9 2014 Cases on violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are settled regularly, and we often consider settlements as setting precedents. We provide a

New Dutch legislation on partnerships

Netherlands - January 8 2010 On 15 December 2009, a supplemental bill was approved by the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, which relates to statutory regulations for fields of law adjacent to new title 13 of Book 7 Dutch Civil Code (Burgerlijk Wetboek, "DCC"

The premium pension institution ('PPI')

Netherlands - December 30 2010 In addition to pension funds and insurance companies, a new type of pension administrator has now been introduced into Dutch law: the premium pension institution (premiepensioeninstelling, "PPI"

Settlements in brief: Bank of America, BNP, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley

USA - September 10 2014 Cases resulting in economic sanctions and enforcement actions by (criminal) supervisory authorities related to residential mortgage-backed securities

Standard Chartered agrees to pay total of USD 667 million in settlement

USA - February 11 2013 The British bank Standard Chartered agreed to pay USD 327 million in a settlement with the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Treasury, the DoJ and

Financial Markets in brief - new regulation and other developments

European Union, Netherlands - May 11 2016 There have been many developments in national and European financial markets regulation during the past month. Among other things, the Minister of

Settlements in brief: SEC probe against Las Vegas Sands ends in USD 9 million settlement

USA - May 11 2016 Criminal and supervisory authorities regularly settle enforcement actions. In light of these developments, we advise companies to take appropriate

Companies that self-disclose may get mitigation credit under new DOJ pilot

USA - May 11 2016 The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced an enhanced strategy for enforcement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. One of the three

Debate continues on US judges’ authority to scrutinise DPAs

USA - May 11 2016 A US court of appeals on 5 April 2016 set aside a US federal judge’s decision to reject a settlement between the Department of Justice and Fokker

Basel Committee wants Pillar 3 disclosure requirements for TLAC

Global - May 11 2016 In March 2016 the Basel Committee published a consultation document in which it proposes Pillar 3 disclosure requirements for the Total Loss