On 9th July, White & Case published the chapter it had prepared for Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2019. It discusses the continued effects of Sapin II (the law on transparency, corruption and modernisation of the economy) on anti-corruption, the new enforcement climate after Sapin II and the upcoming ‘blocking statute’ reform, as well as the duty of vigilance law (an an obligation on companies to prevent social, environmental and governance risks related to their operations that may also extend to the activities of their subsidiaries and business partners, subcontractors and suppliers). and other developments – including creation and use of a deferred prosecution agreement (CJIP) equivalent, whistleblowing, extending “name and shame” provisions to tax fraud.
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