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European Compliance

Compliance issues in the Eurozone are more pressing than ever, amid major changes such as data privacy, Brexit, global commerce, and the need to harmonize various international regulatory regimes. Compliance Week sees compliance not as an issue of any one nation or region, which is why we spotlight the regulatory, governance, compliance and ethics issues in Europe as part of our effort to bring you the most important information and insight from around the world.

News Article

Top companies slammed for “complacency” over slavery reporting

Neil Hodge | November 21, 2017

Some of the world’s top brands including confectioners, jewellers, and cosmetics giants are failing to disclose slavery and trafficking risks that might be present in their operations and supply chains, according to a report by a U.K.-based human rights campaign group.

Global Glimpses Blog

European Banking Authority to move to Paris

Jaclyn Jaeger | November 21, 2017

The European Banking Association will move to Paris, France, in light of the U.K.'s intention to withdraw from the European Union.

Global Glimpses Blog

European Medicines Agency to relocate to Amsterdam

Jaclyn Jaeger | November 21, 2017

The European Medicines Agency, which has been based in London since its establishment in 1995, will move to Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The need to relocate is a consequence of the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Coffin on Compliance Blog

Is it legal or is it right?

Bill Coffin | November 20, 2017

A discussion at Compliance Week Europe shows a growing distance between legally defensible corporate behavior, and that which society deems off-limits, whether or not the law allows it.

News Article

5 steps to ensure GDPR contract compliance

Mark Ross | November 21, 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation takes effect in just a few short months. For those struggling with the huge burden GDPR entails, here are some tips for contract compliance.

News Article

ESMA takes aim at U.S. banks with new MiFID II directive

David Ackerman | November 21, 2017

The expansion of the scope under MiFID II will make it far likelier for market participants to be caught within EU regulators’ crosshairs without even realizing it. Some tips for avoiding that fate are inside.

Global Glimpses Blog

SFO charges two in Unaoil investigation

Jaclyn Jaeger | November 17, 2017

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office this week charged two individuals in relation to the ongoing Unaoil investigation.

Global Glimpses Blog

Paradise for money launderers

Paul Hodgson | November 21, 2017

A look at what the Paradise Papers uncovered, the European Union’s reaction, and what progress needs to be made on implementing proper disclosure and transparency to thwart future money laundering enterprises.