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Companies in France Need a Global and Consistent Culture to Face Unprecedented Regulatory Scrutiny

European Union, France - December 2 2018 France's Sapin II Law, the nation's first regulation requiring companies of a certain size to implement anticorruption programs, has introduced a...

Thomas Bouvet, Henry Klehm III, Peter J. Wang, Karen P. Hewitt, Philippe Goutay.


Game Changer for Cryptocurrency in Germany? Court Holds No License Required to Trade Bitcoins

Germany - October 30 2018 On September 25, 2018, the Higher Regional Court of Berlin held that bitcoins would not qualify as Financial Instruments...

Nick Wittek, Andrés Lorrio, Martin Schulte, Dennis C. Bree, Philippe Goutay.


International Regulators Announce Plans for a Global Innovation Sandbox

Canada - August 28 2018 Spurred by the increasingly rapid growth of innovative business models and technologies, financial services regulators from around the world have...

Mark W. Rasmussen, Craig A. Waldman, Lisa M. Ledbetter, Philippe Goutay, Stephen J. Obie.


Blockchains and Antitrust: New Technology, Same Old Risks?

USA, Australia, OECD - August 2 2018 Blockchain technology, particularly private blockchains, can provide a technological curtain behind which business transactions occur. Still, any...

Mark W. Rasmussen, Craig A. Waldman, Ryan C. Thomas, Larissa C. Bergin, Stephen J. Obie.


Blockchain: Risks Related to Regulatory Issues and Security

USA - June 5 2018 This Emerging Issues Video is the third in a three-part series on blockchain. In it, partners Stephen Obie (New York), Harriet Territt (London), and...

Mark W. Rasmussen, Stephen J. Obie.