Topic: Deferred prosecution agreement

Proposed anti-corruption agency in South Africa to face uphill struggle

Experts said the Anti-Corruption Authority of South Africa would be hamstrung by the public prosecutor’s poor financial crime track record.

10 January 2022

DOJ notifies Deutsche Bank about suspected DPA violation

09 December 2021

SocGen’s FCPA case concludes

A Brooklyn federal court dismissed a foreign bribery case against Société Générale after the French bank successfully completed the terms of its three-year deferred prosecution agreement.

06 December 2021

GIR Live: DPAs can prevent the SFO from prosecuting individuals

White-collar crime lawyers say the Serious Fraud Office’s desire to reach settlements with companies sometimes comes at the expense of their attempts to prosecute individuals.

02 December 2021

OECD urges global cooperation to fight international corruption

The OECD has urged countries to work together to crack down on international bribery in the body’s first new anti-corruption standards in over a decade.

26 November 2021

SFO DPAs: Is the system working?

The SFO has made some progress on DPAs. However, as director Lisa Osofsky wants more power to clamp down on a “dangerous culture of organised irresponsibility”, Hogan Lovells partners Crispin Rapinet, Liam Naidoo, and associate Reuben Vandercruyssen explore if the DPA system is working.

15 November 2021

SFO official: DPA money easily covers agency’s costs

A senior SFO official has said that the money the agency has collected from deferred prosecution agreements in recent years has covered its running costs four times over.

11 November 2021

DOJ enforcement policy changes may discourage self-reporting

Recent changes to the way the DOJ handles corporate settlement agreements may discourage businesses from self-reporting misconduct, defence lawyers said.

09 November 2021

DOJ’s focus on corporate recidivism a “significant” policy shift

The DOJ’s promise to consider a company’s full history of misconduct when making corporate charging decisions has created uncertainty for companies.

08 November 2021

Chinese appliance company enters $91 million consumer product safety DPA

The business and two of its subsidiaries are required to hire an independent expert to advise on and audit the companies’ compliance improvements, who will also regularly report to the US authorities.

01 November 2021

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