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Peter S Spivack

DOJ updates roadmap to effective compliance programmes

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has updated its guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programmes, providing increased clarity on some of the key questions that prosecutors ask in assessing the adequacy of corporate compliance programmes when making charging, sentencing and plea and settlement decisions.

Anna Turi

HCA imposes record fine on Booking.com for unfair commercial practices

Competition & Antitrust - Hungary
Schoenherr

The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently imposed a record fine on Booking.com BV for undertaking unfair commercial practices by misleadingly advertising certain hotel rooms with "free cancellation" and engaging in pressure selling.

Caroline von Nussbaum

Compulsory licensing under Infection Protection Act: effects on data exclusivity under pharmaceutical law

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

As part of its effort to secure potential COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, the government has introduced several amendments to the Infection Protection Act, most recently on 23 May 2020.

Luc Courtois

Impact of COVID-19 crisis on liquid and illiquid funds and their managers

Banking & Financial Services - Luxembourg
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg S.à r.l.

Due to the capital markets conditions caused by the COVID-19 crisis, liquid funds may need to activate their gating provisions in order to limit redemptions, in accordance with the terms of the fund's prospectus.

Will Pearce

Regulatory scrutiny of M&A transactions: United Kingdom extends power to intervene in foreign takeovers

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

The government recently announced amendments to the merger control regime which extend its discretionary powers to intervene on national security or public interest grounds.

Paul Van den Bulck

DPA fines social media platform for data processing during referral programme

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Belgium
AKD

The Belgian Protection Authority (DPA) recently fined a social media platform €50,000 for processing personal data during the scope of a referral programme without an appropriate legal basis.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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