Region: Belgium

SWIFT admits vulnerabilities to cyberattacks

26 April 2016

Head of EU anti-fraud agency faces criminal interrogation after immunity waiver

The European Commission has reportedly lifted immunity for the head of OLAF to allow Belgian prosecutors to question him over allegations that he broke the country’s law by surreptitiously recording a telephone conversation during an investigation.

09 March 2016

People news

A round up of the latest people news, including promotions at Ropes & Gray, Crowell & Moring and Sidley Austin.

08 January 2016

Belgium makes anti-corruption fight top priority

The Belgian Public Prosecutor’s Office has said that the fight against public and private corruption and the misappropriation of funds by public officials will be given a top priority, according to reports.

16 November 2015

Belgian politician becomes suspect in settlement law corruption case

Belgian prosecutors have named the former president of the Belgian senate as a suspect in an investigation into how a white-collar crime settlement tool was rushed through parliament, allowing three major stakeholders in mining company ENRC to avoid prison.

06 November 2015

EU Safe Harbour decision could stymie investigations, lawyers say

An EU court has made it harder for companies to conduct internal investigations and comply with US authorities in the event of an investigation, after it struck down a US/EU data-sharing agreement that enabled businesses to move information across the Atlantic.

09 October 2015

Lukoil asks EU for help over Romanian €2 billion asset seizure

The European Commission is considering whether to intervene in a €2 billion asset seizure dispute between Russian oil company Lukoil and Romanian prosecutors.

16 July 2015

European court confirms extraterritorial jurisdiction in EU antitrust cases

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed the European Commission’s jurisdiction to rule against vertically integrated companies that are active in a cartel outside the EU, but sell their finished products through a subsidiary within the European market.

13 July 2015

EU unveils tougher tax avoidance draft laws

According to reports, new EU draft laws, published on 8 July, designed to combat tax evasion and avoidance will require large companies with subsidiaries in the EU to declare the profit they make and the taxes they pay in each country.

10 July 2015

DoJ targets assets across Europe in VimpelCom probe

The DoJ is seeking US$300 million in assets linked to an alleged foreign bribery scheme involving Russian-owned telecommunication companies VimpelCom and Russian Mobile Telesystems, following an investigation by US and European authorities.

01 July 2015

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