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Durch den Anstieg interner und behördlicher Untersuchungen und die verstärkte grenzüberschreitende Kooperation der Behörden rückt der Fokus vieler Kanzleien immer mehr auf die Präventivberatung, die sich durch unterschiedliche Praxisbereiche wie das Kartell-, Steuer- und Außenwirtschaftsrecht zieht und häufig einen strafrechtlichen Beigeschmack hat. An Beratungs- und Ermittlungsbedarf mangelt es in Zeiten, die durch ein erhöhtes Risiko strafrechtlicher Haftung einerseits und vielzählige öffentlichkeitswirksame Unternehmensverfehlungen sowie die strafrechtliche Verfolgung von hochrangigen Verantwortlichen andererseits geprägt sind, nicht: Zum einen kommt die Aufarbeitung der Finanzkrise weiterhin nicht zur Ruhe und beschäftigt eine Vielzahl an Kanzleien und dies zurzeit hauptsächlich im Rahmen des Cum/Ex-Komplexes, der immer mehr Banken in den Ermittlungsprozess miteinbezieht. Zum zweiten zieht sich die bei VW angefangene Diesel-Abgasthematik inzwischen durch die ganze Branche. Zuletzt geriet Daimler aufgrund des Vorwurfs, von 2008 bis 2016 in Europa und den USA Fahrzeuge mit einem unzulässig hohen Schadstoffausstoß verkauft zu haben, ins Fadenkreuz der Ermittler. Außerdem erwartet man sich mit der Änderung des Finanzdienstleistungsaufsichtsgesetzes (FinDAG) und der damit verbundenen Bestimmung eine Whistleblower-Plattform einzurichten, einen Anstieg an Meldungen: Hinweise können nun auch anonym abgeben werden, beziehungsweise erfordert die Bekanntgabe der Identität des Hinweisgebers nun dessen Zustimmung und die Neuregelung bietet gleichzeitig arbeits- und strafrechtlichen Schutz.

Daneben erhöht die Umsetzung der EU-Kartellschadenersatzrichtlinie ins deutsche Recht den Beratungsbedarf, da dadurch Schadenersatzansprüche von Kartellopfern in Zukunft leichter durchsetzbar sind. Somit bildet die kartellrechtliche Compliance-Betreuung inzwischen einen fixen Bestandteil des Beratungsangebots vieler Kanzleien, allen voran jedoch Gleiss Lutz, während auch die Segmente IT und Datenschutz an Dominanz gewinnen und das Mandatsportfolio von Kanzleien wie Taylor Wessing und DLA Piper sowie Baker McKenzie und Gibson Dunn füllen. Diesbezüglich berät man auch immer stärker den deutschen Mittelstand, der ein größeres Bewusstsein für Compliance entwickelt.

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  • China Drug Registration Regulation - Public consultation on amendment closes - March 2014

    In February 2014, the China Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) invited second-round comments from the public regarding proposed amendments to the China Drug Registration Regulations (“DRR”). One of the proposed amendments touches upon patent protection for drugs in China.
  • Revised NDRC Measures for Approval and Filing of Outbound Investment Projects - April 2014

    The National Development and Reform Commission ( NDRC ) released a new set of Management Measures for Approval and Filing of Outbound Investment Projects ( 境外投资项目核准和备案管理办法) ( New Measures ) on 8 April 2014. The New Measures take effect on 8 May 2014 and will replace the Interim Management Measures for Approval of Outbound Investment Projects ( 境外投资项目核准暂行管理办法) ( Original Measures ) which have been in force since 9 October 2004.
  • Insurance Update - CIRC Issues Insurance M&A Measures: What are the impacts and applications?

    On 21 March 2014, CIRC issued the Administrative Measures on the Acquisition and Merger of Insurance Companies (the Insurance M&A Measures ) which will take effect from 1 June 2014. The Insurance M&A Measures apply to M&A activities whereby an insurance company is the target for a merger or acquisition. The target insurance company could be either a domestic or a foreign invested insurer. However, the Insurance M&A Measures will not apply to any equity investment by insurance companies in non-insurance companies in China or in overseas insurance companies.
  • China issues new rules to regulate medical devices - May 2014

    The Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices (in Chinese《医疗器械监督管理条例》, State Council Order No. 650) (the Medical Device Regulations) were amended by China's State Council on 31 March 2014 and will come into effect on 1 June 2014. This is the first amendment in more than a decade since the Medical Device Regulations were first promulgated in 2000, even though the amendment was initiated eight years ago in 2006. The 2014 amendment unveils reforms on the regulatory regime for medical devices market in China from various aspects.
  • Hong Kong: The evolving role of independent non-executive directors - May 2014

     In a recent speech given by Mr. Carlson Tong, Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission, Mr. Tong pointed out that companies can improve corporate governance by attaching higher importance to the role of their board of directors as an internal gatekeeper. Mr. Tong said that this can be done more easily by having effective independent non-executive directors (INEDs) on the board.
  • Walking a fine line in China:Distinguishing between legitimate commercial deals and commercial bribe

    China in the 21st century exemplifies an atmosphere of great opportunity and intense competition. Against this backdrop, it has become increasingly common for businesses to adopt a variety of practices in order to make their products and services competitive. Such practices may include paying middle-men to promote sales and giving incentives to buyers directly. However, whilst revenue spikes are undoubtedly welcome, businesses should bear in mind the potential backlash arising out of these commercial arrangements. The risk that such arrangements may not comply with anti-bribery and corruption laws and therefore cause business significant damage in the long term should not be underestimated.
  • Competition law developments in East Asia - May 2014

    Authorities in Hong Kong have taken further steps in their deliberate approach to enforcing the Competition Ordinance. A little over a year after it was appointed, the Competition Commission released a report in which it provides a brief introduction to the Ordinance as well as a roadmap leading to its full entry into force. The report also explains how the Commission will prioritise its enforcement activities, and identifies the guidelines, policies and compliance tools which it plans to release before the Ordinance is enforced. Currently only some of the institutional provisions of the Ordinance are effective, allowing the Commission and the Competition Tribunal to prepare for enforcement.
  • Rise of the private healthcare sector - July 2014

    As of 2013, China had 9,800 private hospitals, representing almost half of the total number of hospitals in the country 1 . However, private hospitals still severely lag behind their public peers due to low utilisation, talent shortages and incomplete social insurance coverage. As part of China's ongoing healthcare reform initiatives, the Chinese government has set a goal to increase the share of patients treated by private hospitals to 20% by the end of 2015 2 .
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  • Indonesia banking bill: proposed restrictions on foreign investment - July 2014

    Indonesia's House of Representatives is currently considering a new draft banking bill (the Banking Bill ) which, if passed into law in its current form, will:

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