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Read through our compliance & internal investigations team's articles, publications and news. 

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Staying compliant in a digital world: why companies should take note of AI

In an era of rapid technological advancement, businesses face an ever-evolving regulatory landscape.

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Seminar | Whistleblower Protection Act

21 June 2023 | Jindřišská 16, Praha 1

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10 January 2023

austria

C.Haid J.Frank

The German Supply Chain Act: additional compliance measures required?

The German Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz; "LkSG"), which applies to companies seated in Germany or operating a German branch with 3,000 or more employees, entered into force on 1 January 2023.

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05 January 2023

austria

F.Schneider

EU: The end of a dry spell – NIS 2 published

After several delays, the revision of the NIS Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 27 December 2022 in the form of Directive (EU) 2022/2555 ("NIS 2").

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26 January 2023

austria vienna

C.Haid

Business Event: Sanktionen gegen Russland

Wo stehen wir fast zwölf Monate und (mindestens) neun Sanktionspakete später?

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23 December 2022

czech republic

Schoenherr Czech Republic

CZ: Schoenherr Journal Edition 13

The Schoenherr Journal, published by Schoenherr's Prague office, examines the latest important legal developments in the Czech Republic.

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16 December 2022

C.Haid

Russia Sanctions: 9th sanctions package

The ninth package of sanctions was published in the OJ (L 322I; here). Get an overview of the changes it introduces.

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23 May 2023

austria vienna

C.Haid

Sunset with Schoenherr and Willkie, Farr & Gallagher

How the U.S. shapes investigations in Europe 

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06 October 2022

C.Haid

Russia Sanctions: 8th sanctions package

Get an overview of the changes introduced by the 8th sanctions package that your business needs to consider.

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13 September 2022

bulgaria

Bulgarian Whistleblowing Woes – A CEE Legal Matters Round Table

Hosted by Penkov, Markov & Partners, nine lawyers from Bulgaria – six working in-house and three in private practice – sat down for a round table conversation to discuss the EU Whistleblowing Directive and how it will impact companies in the country.

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21 July 2022

C.Haid

Russia Sanctions: 7th sanctions package

The 7th sanctions package of the EU was published in the Official Journal. Both Regulation (EU) 269/2014 (individual financial sanctions) and Regulation (EU) 833/2014 (trade restrictions, capital market restrictions, etc.) have been modified.

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03 June 2022

Russia Sanctions: 6th sanctions package

The 6th sanctions package was published. Find out more about the changes introduced.

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19 May 2022

austria

Erfolgshaftung im VbVG bei Entscheidungsträgertaten?

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15 March 2022

C.Haid

Russia Sanctions: 4th sanctions package

The 4th sanctions package was published today.

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine, its impact on gas supplies procured by Austrian manufacturing companies and force majeure

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28 February 2022

austria

New Sanctions Regime against Russia

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27 January 2022

austria

K.Pusch

Können Kosten für interne Untersuchungen vom Arbeitnehmer zurückgefordert werden?

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15 December 2021

austria

Austria: Jingle bells, jingle bells - Anti-corruption laws for Christmas

In case you are wondering whether you are allowed to send that bottle of wine to your favourite client or donate to a charity, read below.

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publication

CZ: Schoenherr Journal Edition 11

The Schoenherr Journal, published by Schoenherr's Prague office, examines the latest important legal developments in the Czech Republic.

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24 November 2021

austria

Austria: What to do when the prosecutor comes knocking

House searches have been all over the news in Austria recently. In case you have been wondering what happens to your phone, laptop and tablet when the prosecutor comes knocking – read below.

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13 October 2021

austria

K.Pusch

Austria: Can you recover internal investigation costs from an employee?

According to a recently published ruling, the German Federal Labour Court says you can. Here is how.

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event

Update Whistleblowing

Join us for our upcoming business  breakfast.

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Follow the money! How to stay compliant with anti-money laundering regulations | Webinar

Webinar organised by the Romanian publication Avocatnet together with Schoenherr Bucharest | 1 July 2021 | 11:00 am (Romania time) | Language: Romanian

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14 June 2021

hungary

A.Bognár

Coming up Next: UBO Register in Hungary

Hungary was one of the last EU countries to introduce a register of ultimate beneficial owners. While the provisions of the Fourth and Fifth AML Directives were already implemented in the Hungarian AML Act, the technical conditions on the actual operation of the UBO register were only adopted by Act XLIII of 2021 ("UBO Register Act") and are in force as of 22 May 2021.

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Whistleblowing: what new duties will arise for employers? | Czech Republic

The Chamber of Deputies is currently discussing at first reading a bill on the protection of whistleblowers. This act should implement the European directive on whistleblowing1, and should therefore become effective within the implementation period, i.e. no later than 17 December 2021.

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Bulgaria: Working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis - Is the risk for your trade secrets remote?

As the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly spread across Europe, more and more companies have been forced to implement remote working arrangements for their employees.

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11 February 2020

bulgaria

M.Gabrovska

Bulgaria: Deadline for Update of AML Internal Rules

Under Bulgarian anti-money laundering law, all obliged entities must adapt their internal rules in accordance with Article 101 of the Bulgarian Anti-Money Laundering Act ("AMLA") within six months following the publication of a national assessment of the risks related to money laundering and terrorism financing ("National Risk Assessment") on the website of the State Agency for National Security ("SANS").

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25 July 2019

austria

C.Haid

Cyber-attacks and business secrets - Protection under criminal law

Business secrets are essential assets of companies, and are often the reason for a company having a competitive lead in a market. Thus, they constantly seek to develop new technologies, algorithms or software to create such intangible assets.

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New regulation on whistleblowing in the Czech Republic

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Legal Alert for Approaching Deadline of UBO Registration

Bulgarian anti-money laundering law requires that companies and other entities having their seat in Bulgaria register their ultimate beneficial owner(s).

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The Polish Act on Cybersecurity – initial remarks

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12 December 2018

romania

D.Iàcona

Romania: Cybersecurity - call for action for major companies in critical sectors

The first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity is expected to be transposed into Romanian law anytime now, bringing into play enhanced system security obligations for major companies in certain sectors, as well as fines of up to 5 % of non-compliant companies' turnover.

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19 October 2018

austria

T.Kulnigg

Austria: Increased due diligence obligations for shareholder creditors?

The Austrian Insolvency Code provides for the possibility to challenge certain disadvantageous transactions carried out by the debtor after material insolvency has occurred, especially if the creditor knew or should have known of its debtor's material insolvency. 

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Health and safety at work in Romania: What companies need to know to be safe

Failure to take or observe the mandatory measures for health and safety at work may entail, among other types of liability (e.g. civil, administrative), potential criminal liability for employers.

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09 October 2018

austria

C.Haid

Non-compliance in the Healthcare Sector - Iceberg ahead! - Austria

If anyone needed a wakeup call as to how critical a functioning compliance system and culture is, look no further than the recent reports in the Austrian media about allegations of fraud launched against a surgeon working at one of Vienna's most renowned public-sector hospitals.

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30 August 2018

romania

A.Gal

Romania: Significant changes to the payment of contravention fines

The payment methods of contravention fines have been simplified as of 24 August 2018 by Act No. 203/2018, on the measures to increase the efficiency of the payment of contravention fines, published in the Official Gazette, Part I, no. 647 of 25 July 2018 (the "Law"). The Law sets forth measures aimed at facilitating the payment of contravention fines.

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04 July 2018

romania

M.Neagu

Romania: One step closer to enforcing Fourth AML Directive: changes for private companies regarding ownership transparency

Following the entry into force of the Fourth Anti-money Laundering (AML) Directive (2015/849) in 2015, Ireland, Greece, the Netherlands and Romania are still in the process of passing appropriate implementation measures into national law. As such, they have exceeded the 26 June 2017 transposition deadline by one year.

 

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09 April 2018

austria

Austria: Responsibility to investigate - an update on avoidance risks

Following the opening of insolvency proceedings, the insolvency receiver typically tries to enlarge the insolvency estate by asserting voidance claims. Legal acts that occurred within certain suspect periods prior to the opening of insolvency proceedings might be declared void. Creditors may mitigate certain avoidance risks by investigating the debtor's financial situation when conducting legal transactions.

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11 December 2017

czech republic

Czech Republic: Competition Authority publishes information paper on dawn raids

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24 October 2017

romania

I.Sava

Romania: Authorities Start Imposing Sanctions for Lack of Fire Safety Authorisations

From 1 October 2017, the Romanian fire safety authorities may start imposing sanctions on the beneficiaries of existing construction projects in Romania who failed to obtain (or at least apply for) the mandatory fire safety authorisation.

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Protecting your trade secrets in the EU

A new EU Directive aimed at protecting know-how and business information can strengthen the position of your start-up if you take the necessary precautionary measures.

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Hungary: Leaving your MD to his own Devices is Never a Good Thing

To avoid any unpleasant surprises the newly appointed managing director may cause, there are control mechanisms the law allows worthy of application.

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event

04 December 2019

austria vienna

C.Haid R.Perner S.Kühteubl P.Feyl

Corporate Counsel Forum

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10 September 2019

austria vienna

F.Urlesberger

Dawn Raid? Keine Panik

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28 November 2019

romania

M.Moga-Paler M.Roibu

Whistleblowers' Protection Blowing the whistle on company wrongdoings, made easy

Say one of your employees obtains (or believes he/she has obtained) information on illegal or harmful activities in a work-related context (such as data protection breaches, money laundering, or tax fraud).

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22 September 2022

austria vienna

C.Haid S.Kühteubl

Compliance Solutions Day 2022

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