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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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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