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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
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Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
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Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Posts Tagged: European Union

Bulgaria’s window of opportunity to break systemic corruption

When we established the We Continue the Change alliance, and when I became the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, I had one interest in mind: to make Bulgaria a truly prosperous European nation – one that achieves its full potential as a country with a skilled labor force, a strategic location and a high productivity ratio.Continue Reading

Switzerland sharpens historic Russia sanctions

We published two previous posts, the first discussing potential scenarios that Swiss individuals and entities, including foreign subsidiaries located in Switzerland, could be facing should new sanctions target certain Russian Federation individuals and entities, and the second focusing on the amendments to the Ordinance instituting measures in connection with the situation in Ukraine taking effect on February 28, 2022 (the “Original Ordinance”).… Continue Reading

In Europe, human rights litigation is gaining momentum

Human rights have recently attracted more attention with significant legislation enacted throughout the European Union, and major companies have been increasingly targeted by complex litigation for alleged human rights violations. Here are some of the biggest ESG developments companies operating in the EU should know about.Continue Reading

How to prepare for the EU Whistleblowing Protection Directive

The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive sets out minimum standards for how organizations should handle whistleblowers’ reports, respond to these reports, and protect the whistleblowers. Because Member States are obligated to adopt this Directive into their national legislation by December 17, 2021, organizations should already ensure that their whistleblowing strategy is compliant with the Directive — while closely monitoring the adoption of the Directive in the EU countries where they operate.Continue Reading

Brexit: What happens to UK financial regulations?

The job of the UK’s top financial regulator includes enforcing requirements to designate compliance officers with defined professional roles and duties.

A lot of the regulations the Financial Conduct Authority enforces are based on EU-wide rules.… Continue Reading