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Settlements in brief: notable settlements in February

China, Netherlands, USA, Zimbabwe - March 9 2016 Enforcement actions by criminal and supervisory authorities are settled regularly. In light of these developments, companies are advised to take…

Richard van Staden ten Brink, Rick van ‘t Hullenaar, Roan Lamp, Patrick Ploeger, Marnix Somsen

2015 report shows further growth of SEC whistleblower programme

USA - December 9 2015 Every year, the Securities and Exchange Commission reports on the results of its whistleblower programme. Besides seeing some landmark rulings, 2015…

Richard van Staden ten Brink, Rick van ‘t Hullenaar, Roan Lamp, Patrick Ploeger, Marnix Somsen

First penalty under UK Bribery Act for failure to prevent bribery

United Kingdom - December 9 2015 Brand-Rex Limited in the UK has become the first company to be penalised for violating section 7 of the UK Bribery Act 2010. Scotland's Civil…

Richard van Staden ten Brink, Rick van ‘t Hullenaar, Roan Lamp, Patrick Ploeger, Marnix Somsen

Factual summaries may be privileged documents according to High Court in UK

United Kingdom - December 9 2015 The scope of legal privilege remains a subject of debate. A court in the UK recently ruled that factual summaries may also be covered by legal…

Richard van Staden ten Brink, Rick van ‘t Hullenaar, Roan Lamp, Patrick Ploeger, Marnix Somsen

Settlements in brief: notable US settlements in November

USA - December 9 2015 Enforcement actions by criminal and supervisory authorities are settled regularly. In light of this, companies are advised to take appropriate…

Richard van Staden ten Brink, Rick van ‘t Hullenaar, Roan Lamp, Patrick Ploeger, Marnix Somsen