Topic: Corporate criminal liability

France to consider tough anti-corruption reforms

A French politician has proposed wide-ranging changes to the country’s anti-corruption apparatus including making companies liable for failing to prevent crimes.

24 October 2021

UK politician questions FCA over NatWest prosecution

20 October 2021

NatWest conviction a wake up call to UK financial sector

The FCA’s first criminal conviction of a bank sends a clear message that the UK’s financial regulator is prepared to use its criminal powers.

14 October 2021

Counsel Watch: the lawyers on the Petrofac and NatWest guilty pleas

A veteran London barrister has acted in the convictions of two corporates in as many weeks, and Clifford Chance has helped resolve financial crime investigations on both sides of the Atlantic.

11 October 2021

NatWest admits criminal money laundering failures

The bank faces the highest-ever AML fine in the UK in the FCA’s first criminal prosecution under its 2007 money laundering regulations.

07 October 2021

Costa Rican prosecutors to trial corporate liability law

Costa Rica’s sweeping investigation into alleged corruption in the construction sector will provide local prosecutors with a good opportunity to test the country’s corporate criminal liability law.

04 August 2021

GE agrees $27m bribery-related plea bargain in Slovenia

27 July 2021

Former top scientist at US biotech company convicted of trade secret theft conspiracy

08 July 2021

German corporate criminal liability reforms left in limbo

Germany has run out of time to usher in criminal liability for companies before the end of the country’s legislative session, leaving questions as to when the country will renew its attempt to introduce the long-awaited reforms.

02 July 2021

Ten years of the UK Bribery Act: corporate enforcement reach remains unclear

The UK Bribery Act ushered in ground-breaking new legislation to hold companies to account, but practitioners say a decade of sparse corporate enforcement means many questions around the law’s potential reach remain unanswered.

30 June 2021

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