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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.

Global Glimpses Blog

SFO secures seven convictions in F.H. Bertling case

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 26, 2017

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office announced this week that F.H. Bertling and six current and former employees have been convicted of conspiracy to make corrupt payments in relation to F.H. Bertling’s freight forwarding business in Angola and a contract worth approximately $20 million.

Global Glimpses Blog

European Commission proposes framework for screening of foreign direct investments

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 26, 2017

In his annual State of the Union address this month, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed a new EU framework for screening of foreign direct investments.

Global Glimpses Blog

easyJet: Flying through hoops to stay in Europe

Paul Hodgson | September 26, 2017

The first in a series of case studies looking at Brexit compliance headaches examines what an airline must do in order to continue operating within the EU following a British exit from the Union.

Opinions

U.K. Pensions Regulator prosecutes Chappell over BHS acquisition

Neil Hodge | September 26, 2017

All executives need to be held to account for corporate failures—and not just those who can’t afford to buy their way out of trouble.

Enforcement Action Blog

FTC brings first cases enforcing EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 18, 2017

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission this month brought its first cases enforcing the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which was put in place last year to replace the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework.

Global Glimpses Blog

Leaving the sinking Brexit ship

Paul Hodgson | September 26, 2017

Several banks and other industries are jumping ship from the United Kingdom. But what will this all mean for compliance officers?

News Article

GDPR and the elevated role of compliance

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 19, 2017

The hefty compliance requirements of GDPR are going to require companies to figure out how to separate personal data from the ability to link that data to a specific person. Easier said than done, writes Jaclyn Jaeger.

News Article

U.K. officials talk enforcement, cooperation, more

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 12, 2017

At the 35th Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime, British government officials provided valuable insight on regulatory priorities and how to stay right under the eyes of the law.

Opinions

CEO pay went down in 2016, but why?

Paul Hodgson | September 12, 2017

Average CEO pay in the FTSE 100 went down 17 percent last year, but was it because of poor performance or the rising tide of public demands for lower executive compensation overall?

News Article

U.K. corporate governance reforms

Neil Hodge | September 12, 2017

Neil Hodge explores the government’s corporate governance reform proposals relating to executive pay; strengthening the employee, customer, and supplier voice; and large, privately held businesses.