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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

France adopts multinational duty of care law

Neil Hodge | April 25, 2017

France has adopted a multinational law that aims to hold companies accountable for rooting out any unacceptable or criminal activity within their supply chains.

Global Glimpses Blog

British PM calls for early election

DeAnn Orie | April 18, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May is calling for an early election in hopes to foil Brexit opposition plans.

News Article

The Financial Reporting Council makes its case for broader powers

Neil Hodge | April 18, 2017

An influential committee of Members of Parliament has recommended a wide-ranging series of changes aimed at boosting the powers of the U.K.’s corporate governance regulator.

Opinions

Compliance, Rolls-Royce, and DPAs—what went wrong?

Raj Chada | April 11, 2017

If the Rolls-Royce deferred prosecution agreement is any indicator, the Serious Fraud Office plans to make heavier use of DPAs going forward, especially for companies with paper compliance programs.

Global Glimpses Blog

Tesco, the SFO, and the FCA come to terms

Paul Hodgson | April 5, 2017

Tesco Stores will pay a £129 million (U.S.$161.4M) fine over a 2014 misstatement of the retailer’s profits. The fine, part of a deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office, is a clarion call for all companies to strengthen their internal controls.

News Article

CMA launches first advertising campaign to curb cartels

Neil Hodge | April 11, 2017

The Competition and Markets Authority is putting out a £100,000 (U.S.$124,822) bounty for those who blow the whistle on cartel activity, but not everyone wants to pay for disclosure.

News Article

Henry VIII and the Great ‘Control and Paste’ Repeal Bill

Paul Hodgson | April 11, 2017

The U.K. government’s Great Repeal Bill has been dubbed the “Control and Paste” Bill, because it seems to take EU law & paste it into English law ... but how does Henry VIII factor in?

News Article

European Union updates AML rules

Neil Hodge | April 4, 2017

The European Union is proposing some updates to anti-money laundering rules in an attempt to streamline coordination among member states in fighting terrorism financing and money laundering.

News Article

Bank of England deputy governor resigns over conflicts of interest

Neil Hodge | March 21, 2017

Charlotte Hogg had all of two weeks to enjoy her new position as deputy governor at the BoE before she had to resign for failing to disclose that her brother also worked there.

Alert

IKEA: Compliance and enforcement are two sides of the same coin

Paul Hodgson | March 20, 2017

IKEA and other large retailers in Europe have been accused of ignoring EU commercial transportation rules, suggesting a widespread flouting of the rules and the support of numerous unsustainable business practices.