February 19, 2014, GIR
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested preventing personal data from being automatically transferred to the US – but observers tell GIR that technology and data protection laws already stop this from happening.
February 14, 2014, GIR
A decade-long trend for increasing enforcement of foreign bribery, financial services and competition laws has shown no sign of abating – 2013 was a busy year. Aggressive enforcers, new legislation and heightened awareness of the importance of compliance programmes have fed law firms’ expanding investigations practices plenty of work.
February 13, 2014, GIR
Thousands of prosecutors and authorities can enforce Brazil’s new anti-corruption law, causing concerns about how it will be enforced. The Clean Companies Act could be a major development in the fight against corruption but what it means for companies is still unclear.