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EU shifts gears on fighting corporate tax avoidance

European Union, OECD - February 4 2016 The EU is about to take the next big step in its fight against corporate tax avoidance with the publication of the anti-BEPS (Base Erosion and profit

Keeping it secret: start preparing for Trade Secrets Directive

European Union - October 12 2015 Trade secrets are an important asset for all businesses as they are at the core of their competiveness. A trade secret can be any information that is

European trade secrets rules soon to become reality

European Union - January 14 2016 The EU Trade Secrets Directive is close to becoming a reality. In a previous edition of In context we already reported on this. A new version of the

Multinationals beware: new Russian data localisation law already being enforced

Russia - September 10 2015 Russia's new law requiring the local storage of personal data of Russian citizens in databases on Russian territory came into force on 1 September

Companies active in UK must report on steps taken against modern slavery worldwide

United Kingdom - January 13 2016 A new reporting duty was recently added to the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015: companies must ensure that employees are not being exploited, that working

New framework for transatlantic data transfers promised: EU-US Privacy Shield

European Union, USA - February 9 2016 Almost four months after the EU Court of Justice declared the European Commission’s Safe Harbor decision invalid, Commissioner Jourová announced its

EU shifts gears on fighting corporate tax avoidance

European Union, OECD - February 4 2016 The EU is about to take the next big step in its fight against corporate tax avoidance with the publication of the anti-BEPS (Base Erosion and profit

Significant relief of sanctions against Iran, but certain restrictions remain

European Union, Global, Iran, USA - January 19 2016 On 16 January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran has complied with its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive

Country-by-country reporting mandatory for mining and logging operations

Netherlands - January 14 2016 As of the financial year 2016, large Dutch undertakings operating in the mining or logging industries have to report their payments to national

European trade secrets rules soon to become reality

European Union - January 14 2016 The EU Trade Secrets Directive is close to becoming a reality. In a previous edition of In context we already reported on this. A new version of the