On 6 January, Dechert LLP published an article saying that, almost 5 years ago, France enacted its anti-corruption legislation, Sapin II. The law was considered ground-breaking at the time and introduced a number of important innovations. In December 2020, the Law Commission of the French Parliament asked 2 members of the National Assembly to prepare a report assessing the implementation of Sapin II. Their July 2021 report included 50 recommendations and inspired a new Bill. The proposed Bill would significantly strengthen the enforcement of anti-corruption laws while also providing added protections for companies and their employees.
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