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Settlements in brief: notable settlements in November and December

United Kingdom, USA - January 13 2016 Enforcement actions by criminal and supervisory authorities are settled regularly. In light of these developments, companies are advised to take…

Rick van ‘t Hullenaar, Roan Lamp, Marnix Somsen

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…

Rick van ‘t Hullenaar, Roan Lamp, 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…

Rick van ‘t Hullenaar, Roan Lamp, Geert Potjewijd, 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…

Rick van ‘t Hullenaar, Roan Lamp, Geert Potjewijd, 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…

Rick van ‘t Hullenaar, Roan Lamp, Geert Potjewijd, Marnix Somsen