Soft Law of the French ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY is swiftly developing - should we comply or not?

Soft Law of the French ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCY is swiftly developing – should we comply or not?

Created by the so-called “Sapin II” Law of 9 December 2016 (the Law), the French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence française anticorruption, the AFA) is at the heart of the new French anti-corruption framework Not only is it in charge of (i) monitoring compliance with the eight anti-corruption measures set out in Article 17 of the Law, […]

Japan Inc. to explore new wave of European acquisitions on back of historic EU-Japan trade deal

Japan Inc. to explore new wave of European acquisitions on back of historic EU-Japan trade deal

With Japanese businesses sitting on more than $900 billion dollars in cash, analysts expect a “spending spree” as Japanese companies target new acquisitions abroad. The European Union is becoming the likeliest target for a wave of new deals as Japanese companies take advantage of the investment environment created in part by a historic trade deal. […]