Region: European Union

OLAF: UK’s lax controls allow criminals to defraud EU customs of billions

06 April 2017

EU unveils plans for scaled-down public prosecutor’s office

Longstanding plans to create a pan-European public prosecutor’s office to investigate cross-border crime have finally been given the go-ahead after EU leaders reached a compromise deal.

10 March 2017

Le Pen sues EU anti-fraud chiefs

10 February 2017

EU threatens to sanction countries opposed to pan-European prosecutor

08 December 2016

GIR Live DC: Increased transatlantic cooperation “changes calculus” for companies

Strongly forged ties between US and European prosecuting agencies are likely to help white-collar crime enforcement continue apace regardless of who the US president is, panellists said at GIR Live DC.

21 November 2016

EU court clarifies data retention rules

20 July 2016

The impact of Brexit on cross-border investigations

Nine members of the commercial crime team at Fountain Court Chambers - including Sir Francis Jacobs KCMG QC, advocate general at the European Court of Justice for over 17 years - examine in detail the impact that Brexit is likely to have on privilege, mutual legal assistance, the European Arrest Warrant and more.

14 July 2016

UK data protection laws may receive US treatment in post-Brexit world

Following the UK’s decision on 23 June to leave the EU, lawyers have warned that a failure by the UK to bring its data protection laws in line with EU rules may create problems for companies under investigation.

01 July 2016

Self-reporting: what anti-corruption enforcers can learn from antitrust

Recent changes to how corruption is prosecuted, including a shift towards pursuing individuals, means there may now be more opportunity to use leniency programmes to encourage self-reporting of bribery, say Jane Shvets, Tim McIver, Erica Weisgerber and Andrew Lee at Debevoise & Plimpton.

21 June 2016

RJR Nabisco wins appeal curbing overseas reach of RICO

21 June 2016

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