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    01/07/2024
    United Kingdom

    Countdown to UKCA compliance: changes in construction product marking

    It is time to prepare for changes in construction products, as there is only one year remaining until CE marking (which stands for Conformité Européenne) will no longer be recognised as the compliance mark for installations in Great Britain, and instead the UKCA marking (which stands for UK Conformity Assessment) will be needed. Construction product manufacturers, designers, importers and distributors that are supplying goods with the CE mark, should take steps to convert to the UKCA mark without delay, and as the compliance mark cannot be relied upon until the applicable standards...
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    21/06/2024
    Polonia

    Poland adopts new whistleblower protection law

    Poland’s parliament recently passed the Whistleblower Protection Act, implementing EU Directive 2019/1937 concerning the protection of whistleblowers. The law implements the key provisions of the Directive such as the obligation of a the employers to implement an internal whistleblowing system and to provide feedback and protection to the whistleblowers. The Polish law also contains local differences, which companies should be aware of.Who does the new law apply to?The law applies to companies from financial sector, anti-money laundering (AML) obliged entities and all other companies employing...
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    22/05/2024
    England and Wales

    Keeping the Wolf from the Door: Reducing the Black Market

    Ever since the Review of the Gambling Act 2005 commenced (and for some time before), the gambling industry has raised the spectre that enhanced measures to identify and protect those at risk from gambling harm will only serve to drive players to the black market.  The Gambling Commission initially seemed to regard the industry as crying wolf but, perhaps mindful that the boy in the parable was eventually eaten by the wolf, has started to take the industry’s pleas more seriously. In a speech delivered at a Westminster Media Forum on 13th May, the Commission’s Chief Executive,...
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    18/04/2024
    United Kingdom

    Transparency: ECCTA 2023 and Register of Overseas Entities update

    The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA), which is aimed at tackling economic crime and preventing abuse of corporate structures in the UK, will not only fundamentally reform the administrative requirements for UK companies, limited liability partnerships and limited partnerships generally, but will also expand the requirements of the Register of Overseas Entities (ROE) regime for overseas entities holding or acquiring UK real estate.  The ROE is a register at Companies House which came into effect on 1 August 2022. Here are some FAQs providing information about...
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    10/04/2024
    Suiza

    Federal Council issues preliminary draft of new Administrative Criminal Law Act

    On 31 January 2024, the Swiss Federal Council suggested a total revision of the Administrative Criminal Law Act of 22 March 1974 (ACLA) and issued a preliminary draft including an explanatory report.According to the Federal Council's explanatory report, the total revision of the ACLA will strengthen the rights of the accused. In addition, the ACLA’s procedural rules will be more efficient and modern by aligning with ordinary criminal procedural law as set out in the Swiss Criminal Procedure Code (CrimPC). The provisions of the ACLA, however, will not be incorporated into CrimPC or the Swiss...
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    13/03/2024
    United Kingdom

    Court of Appeal rules that defence of illegality in civil claim is not available if not guilty of criminal offence by reason of insanity

    In Lewis-Ranwell v G4S Health Services (UK) Ltd and others [2024] EWCA Civ 138, the Court of Appeal recently held, by a majority of 2 to 1, that where a person has committed a crime, but has been found not guilty by reason of insanity, the defence of illegality will not prohibit them from claiming damages from those who were responsible for assessing their mental wellbeing at the relevant time.Whilst these circumstances are unusual, they are not novel. This Judgment is particularly important for providers of mental health services and their insurers.Background – Criminal ProceedingsOn 10...
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