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SFO ups the ante with launch of DPAs

By Marieke Breijer

24 February 2014

SFO ups the ante with launch of DPAs SFO Director David Green

From 24 February, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has a new weapon in its armoury: deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs). For the first time companies will be able to settle allegations of criminal conduct in the UK – GIR asked UK lawyers to identify the most pressing issues surrounding the new mechanism.