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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: FBI increasing resources to fight corruption

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: FBI increasing resources to fight corruption

Department of Justice (DOJ) officials at the ABA White Collar Conference last week in New Orleans confirmed DOJ’s expanding commitment to investigating and prosecuting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Officials announced that the FBI is ramping up resources to combat corruption and is assigning more than 30 agents ... Read More »

Recent Amendments to the Estonian Tax Laws

Recent Amendments to the Estonian Tax Laws

1. “EUR 1000 invoices” On 1 November 2014, a much-criticised obligation came into force requiring legal entities to submit data about their purchase and sales invoices to the tax authority in addition to regular VAT returns. According to the new regime, Estonian VAT liable companies shall submit monthly VAT return ... Read More »

Home healthcare worker violates HIPAA and steals protected health information: due diligence of employees and mandated criminal background checks

Home healthcare worker violates HIPAA and steals protected health information: due diligence of employees and mandated criminal background checks

In Lee County, Florida, a home healthcare nurse stands accused of stealing from her elderly patients. Police investigators say that the nurse opened fraudulent credit card accounts under the names of at least eight of her patients. Computer and transaction records indicate that she used stolen or fraudulently obtained credit ... Read More »

An employee’s entitlement to continued employment should the permanent establishment relocate abroad

An employee’s entitlement to continued employment should the permanent establishment relocate abroad

If an employee is protected by the German Protection Against Dismissal Act, (s)he may only be dismissed with a reason (either personal, conduct-related or operational). An example of an operational reason for termination is a decision by an employer to completely shut down a permanent establishment. An employer’s business-related decision ... Read More »

The Swedish Consumer Agency’s review regarding the information provisions for fund companies

The Swedish Consumer Agency’s review regarding the information provisions for fund companies

The Swedish Consumer Agency has during the year of 2014 examined the compliance of information provisions of the Swedish UCITS Act. The examination covered forty companies and The Consumer Agency has examined the marketing materials targeted to both new and existing customers, such as advertising in newspapers and other periodicals ... Read More »

Export controls

Export controls

United States export controls mainly fall under the jurisdiction of three federal agencies. First, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security administers the Export Administration Regulations, which control exports and reexports of a wide range of commodities, software, and technology. Second, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense ... Read More »

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