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HTMLBrexit: The Great Repeal Bill and the EU’s Chemicals, Emissions, and Medicines Regimes
Aonghus Heatley, Cate Sharp; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 25, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016
As discussed in our recent GT Alert, "Brexit: 100 Day Update", the UK Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced plans for a "Great Repeal Bill" for the repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act (ECA). Under the ECA, European Union (EU) law was established as part of the...

 

HTMLNew Anti-Corruption Law in France: Mandatory Compliance Program for Large Companies
Lisa Navarro, Marie-José van der Heijden; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 11, 2016
On 8 November 2016, the French Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation. Championed by the Minister of Finance Michel Sapin, the law that is commonly known as Sapin II will fundamentally change the compliance landscape for French companies. In particular, it will place a positive...

 

HTMLBrexit: High Court Decides Approval of UK Parliament is Needed to Trigger Article 50
Simon Harms, Lisa Navarro, Gillian Sproul; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 24, 2016, previously published on November 4, 2016
The English High Court decided on 3 November 2016 that the UK Government must obtain the approval of the UK Parliament before it can trigger the Brexit process governed by Article 50 of the EU Treaty.

 

HTMLFCPA Pilot Program Yields Groundbreaking Results
Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2016, previously published on October 3, 2016
In the wake of its recently-announced Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) pilot program, the Department of Justice (DOJ) advised last week that it will not prosecute two privately held companies that self-reported FCPA violations, though each company must disgorge the profits made from the...

 

HTMLUK Criminal Finances Bill Tackles Money Laundering and Corruption
Lisa Navarro, Marie-José van der Heijden; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 26, 2016, previously published on October 19, 2016
The Criminal Finances Bill (the Bill) had its first reading in the House of Commons on 13 October 2016. The Bill is a key part of the UK government's ongoing program to improve its ability to tackle money laundering and corruption, recover the proceeds of crimes, and counter terrorist financing. It...

 

Adobe PDFCommon Reporting Standard: HMRC Releases Revised Guidance for UK Charities
Alana Petraske; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 25, 2016, previously published on September 28, 2016
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is, like FATCA before it (a regime established by US legislation, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which was brought into UK law by a treaty with the US), an information exchange regime aimed at international tax transparency: 'financial institutions' are...

 

HTMLA Subtle Snare of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act for Businesses Indirectly Supporting International Terrorism
Peter J. Anderson, Mary Beth Martinez, W. Scott Sorrels, Ronald W. Zdrojeski; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 24, 2016
While countless news outlets have reported the recent Congressional override of President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), few have given much thought to the more nuanced consequences that JASTA could have on private businesses. While the primary goal of...

 

HTMLUK to Implement Fourth Money Laundering Directive, Presenting an Opportunity for the Gaming Sector to Provide Input
Lisa Navarro; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 17, 2016
The current EU Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) measures are contained in the Third Money Laundering Directive (3MLD). 3MLD was implemented into UK law by the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and the Terrorism Act 2000. These Regulations promote a...

 

HTMLBrexit: 100-Day Update
Simon Harms, Lisa Navarro, Gillian Sproul; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 6, 2016, previously published on October 3, 2016
2 October 2016 fell on the 100th day from the UK's referendum vote to leave the EU. It also marked Theresa May's first Conservative party annual conference as Prime Minister and her first major speech on Brexit, in which she announced the timing of Brexit negotiations with the EU and plans for...

 

HTMLLate Payment Fees Not Penalties: High Court of Australia Rebuffs Bank Fees Class Action
Mark Crean, John Emmerig, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2016, previously published on September 2016
Australia's largest class action, in which about 43,000 customers of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd ("ANZ") sought to recover more than $50 million for alleged "excessive" bank fees, has ended with a High Court decision in favour of the bank: Paciocco v Australia...

 


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