Ogier | Cayman Islands | 16 Mar 2023
Judicial independence is a core pillar of the Cayman Islands' legal system. The judges' ability to perform their duties free of influence or control by other actors, whether governmental or private, is integral to ensuring the administration of justice. Since Autumn 2022, there have been two cases in which a judge of the Grand Court recused himself from sitting in order to preserve the......
Lexology PRO | Czech Republic | 11 Nov 2022
The Czech Republic’s Office for the Protection of Competition has fined an electronic appliances distributor for obstructing a dawn raid after a company executive refused to hand over his phone and another deleted content from his mobile and laptop.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Sweden | 1 Jun 2022
Sweden’s Competition Authority has cancelled its first-ever investigation into a company it accused of obstructing an ongoing cartel probe, a year after it gained the power to sanction such behaviour.
Lexology PRO | Australia | 2 Jun 2021
A jury in Australia has cleared an assistive technology provider and two individuals of criminally attempting to fix prices and rig bids for products used in rehabilitation and aged care.
PRO Compliance | South Korea | 17 Feb 2021
Korea’s competition authority has referred a steel company and three of its employees to the country's criminal prosecutor for impeding a price-fixing probe that resulted in fines of over €200 million.
PRO Compliance | Germany, Poland, Russia | 3 Aug 2020
Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has imposed its highest-ever fine on Gazprom for obstructing its Nord Stream 2 gun-jumping probe, but local competition lawyers expect the company to appeal.
PRO Compliance | Poland, Russia | 3 Jun 2020
Poland’s competition authority has threatened to fine Gazprom for failing to cooperate during a controversial gun-jumping probe related to an unnotified finance agreement for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | Czech Republic | 1 Feb 2019
On 1 February 2019 the Amendment to the Criminal Act and Criminal Procedure Code (the “Amendment”) came into effect in the Czech Republic. The…
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP | USA | 14 Nov 2018
Most prosecutors will tell you that the cover-up is often worse than the underlying crime. This adage was again proven correct earlier this month when…
Dykema Gossett PLLC | USA | 8 Nov 2018
With the new Democratic House majority and Republicans maintaining control of the Senate, Washington, D.C., now enters a period of divided government…