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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.

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England: land of crooks or land of enforcement?

Paul Hodgson | July 18, 2017

There have been an awful lot of chief executives hauled to court recently in England, which begs the question: Why so many, and why now?

Global Glimpses Blog

FCA fines compliance officer for pension transfer failings

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 18, 2017

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority fined a compliance oversight officer £75,000 for failing to exercise due skill, care, and diligence concerning pension transfer failings.

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BNP Paribas faces fresh accusations over involvement with Rwandan genocide

Neil Hodge | July 18, 2017

Lingering accusations that BNP Paribas processed transactions that helped finance the 1994 Rwandan genocide continue to dog one of France’s largest banks.

Global Glimpses Blog

International partners join forces to tackle grand corruption

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 10, 2017

A new multinational centre to coordinate law enforcement action against grand corruption was launched this month. The International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre (IACCC), hosted by the U.K.’s National Crime Agency, brings together specialist law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions into a single location to tackle allegations of grand corruption.

Global Glimpses Blog

G20 to intensify fight against corruption

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 10, 2017

Leaders of the G20 met over the weekend to address major global economic challenges. On the agenda: a pledge to make their public administrations more resilient against corruption, ensuring that both companies and individual perpetrators are held to account.

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Brexit provides plenty of compliance opportunities

Neil Hodge | July 11, 2017

The 2019 Brexit deadline is creating a host of big opportunities for companies to boost their compliance programs, and for compliance professionals to show their worth.

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Hard Brexit, soft Brexit? U.K. can’t have its cake and eat it, too

Paul Hodgson | July 11, 2017

The U.K. is trying different ways to see if it can have its cake and eat it too when it comes to asserting its independence while still enjoying perks of EU membership.

Global Glimpses Blog

Brexit poses many environmental law challenges

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 3, 2017

A taskforce of environmental lawyers in the United Kingdom gathered in London last month to discuss how to roll over environmental law after withdrawal from the European Union.

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How Barclays gave itself a case of Cadmium poisoning

Neil Hodge | July 5, 2017

Barclays is in hot water with the SFO over a conspiracy (code-named Cadmium) to engage in illegal lending with Qatar at the height of the financial crisis.

Global Glimpses Blog

European Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for antitrust violations

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 28, 2017

The European Union’s antitrust watchdog this week fined Google a record €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules.