On 19th November, Dechert LLP published an article about new Guidelines which offer insight into French expectations for companies investigating wrongdoing in this new era and overlap substantially with similar guidance issued by the US and the UK SFO.  The French deferred prosecution agreements are available to companies under investigation for specific offences of corruption, influence peddling and laundering the proceeds of tax fraud or related offences.  The article provides an overview of the emerging French regime, comparing and contrasting it with the US and UK approaches.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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