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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

Bank of England raises capital requirements for U.K. banks

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 27, 2017

The U.K. Financial Policy Committee this week published its latest Financial Stability Report, which sets out its views on the U.K. financial system’s stability and an assessment of any risks to it.  

Global Glimpses Blog

London bank official jailed for taking bribes

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 27, 2017

A U.K. court on 20th June sentenced a former London bank official to six years in prison for accepting more than £2million in bribes in return for approving large loans.

News Article

Getting ready for GDPR

Bill Coffin | June 27, 2017

Steve Durbin, managing director of the Information Security Forum, talks about how GDPR is essentially a new global standard for data management and how complying with it is actually a blessing in disguise. 

News Article

Cruel Britannia? U.K. grapples with modern slavery in its own backyard

Neil Hodge | June 26, 2017

There is far more modern slavery in the United Kingdom than one might think, but regulatory efforts have led to a sharp rise in referrals, awareness, and detection of forced labour. 

Global Glimpses Blog

Law Society: employment law recommendations? Comply or be punished

Paul Hodgson | June 23, 2017

Inside is a look at the U.K. Law Society’s submitted comments on a recent report entitled, “Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy.”

Opinions

Former RBS CEO, ‘Fred the Shred’ avoids trial, for the moment

Paul Hodgson | June 27, 2017

A long-standing shareholder lawsuit against the Royal Bank of Scotland calls out a long-standing history of extremely poor governance at the troubled financial institution.

News Article

Ireland takes baby steps toward protecting whistleblowers

Neil Hodge | June 27, 2017

No country has a perfect record when it comes to protecting whistleblowers, but Ireland is trying to take steps in the right direction, even if progress remains uneven.

Global Glimpses Blog

Grenfell Tower offers grim reminder of third-party risk

Neil Hodge | June 20, 2017

Companies may need to audit how their products are used if they want to avoid being tainted by association with future disasters.

Global Glimpses Blog

SFO charges Barclays in Qatar capital-raising case

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 20, 2017

The Serious Fraud Office has charged Barclays and four individuals with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance contrary to the Companies Act.

Global Glimpses Blog

The U.K. election—another fine mess …

Neil Hodge | June 13, 2017

Theresa May was supposed to thrash Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn in the recent election and strengthen her mandate for the Brexit negotiations. She failed on both counts, making Brexit more complicated than before.