On 17 June, Ropes & Gray reported that the French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence Française Anticorruption, or AFA) and the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office (Parquet National Financier, or PNF) jointly published a draft of their first-ever guidance on how businesses should conduct internal investigations related to bribery and corruption. It says that the Guide is particularly notable given France’s June 2017 enactment of sweeping anti-corruption legislation known as Sapin II. It says that together with other guidance on internal investigations and deferred prosecution agreements, the new guide serves as a critical reference for businesses operating in the world’s seventh-largest economy.
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