Region: European Union

Counsel Watch: the lawyers behind the latest sanctions designation challenges

In the latest Counsel Watch, the lawyers advising in the latest UK and European Union sanctions designation cases, and the firms taking the helm for commodity conglomerates Trafigura and Glencore in their latest UK legal battles.

13 March 2023

EU court overturns sanctions against Russian mercenary leader’s mother

08 March 2023

Brazil aims to join EU law enforcement cooperation group

08 March 2023

Spain’s new whistleblower law receives lukewarm reception

The Spanish government has passed a long-awaited but divisive whistleblowing law. Defence lawyers said it could prove tricky for companies to comply with new self-reporting obligations, while campaign groups said the legislation doesn’t sufficiently protect whistleblowers.

03 March 2023

EU accuses eight countries of failing to adopt whistleblower measures

16 February 2023

European court throws out conviction of LuxLeaks whistleblower

Anti-corruption groups said the decision increases legal protections for whistleblowers who break laws to put confidential information in the public domain.

15 February 2023

EPPO raids Latvian university in fraud investigation

24 January 2023

EPPO charges Italian road builder with fraud in Romania

European Union prosecutors have charged an Italian construction company with fraudulently obtaining EU funds by allegedly lying about its work on a road-building project in Romania.

11 January 2023

EU moves forward with criminalisation of sanctions evasion

29 November 2022

EPPO: Ireland refuses to cooperate with European prosecutors

The Irish government denied impeding any investigations after the European Public Prosecutor’s Office claimed the country has “systematically hindered” the prosecuting body’s efforts to protect the EU budget from financial crimes.

24 November 2022

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