Investigator's Guide to France

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Investigator's Guide to France
GIR travelled to Paris to find out how the French investigative landscape has settled after the seismic shift in attitude towards investigations caused by Sapin II, the landmark anti-corruption law that came into force in July 2017.

The Investigator’s Guide to France

The Investigator’s Guide to France

GIR travelled to Paris to find out how the French investigative landscape has settled after the seismic shift in attitude towards investigations caused by Sapin II, the landmark anti-corruption law that came into force in July 2017.

Bar Survey

France’s investigations bar

Following sweeping anti-corruption reforms and the country’s first deferred prosecution agreements, GIR travelled to Paris to discover who the movers and shakers are in the French investigations market.

Other Highlights

French engineering company agrees country's eighth DPA

French engineering company Egis Avia will pay €2.6 million as part of a settlement agreed with the PNF over alleged corruption in Algeria.

French banking regulator exposes “fragilities” in banking sector

The Bank of France’s regulatory arm has released an uncharacteristically transparent report that has uncovered anti-money laundering weaknesses across the country’s financial sector.

France set to appoint new PNF leader

Reims prosecutor Jean-François Bohnert is set to become the new head of France’s National Financial Prosecutor’s Office.

Former EDF exec gets five years in bribery case

A French court has sentenced a former procurement manager at energy company EDF to five years in prison and a €100,000 fine for bribery and market rigging, in a case linked to three of the country’s CJIPs.

Google signs €500 million DPA in France over tax fraud

Google’s French and Irish arms have agreed to pay €500 million to resolve allegations that they committed tax fraud between 2011 and 2014.

Gauvain report "exaggerates catastrophic nature" of US data requests

French lawyers have questioned how far proposals, contained in a recently published report, will go in helping local companies cope with intrusive foreign investigations.

French company escapes penalties for alleged Sapin II violations

The ruling by the AFA’s sanctions committee for the first time clarifies that companies do not have to follow the agency’s guidance word for word.

France Alstom probe continues as subsidiary appeals UK conviction

Alstom Network UK's appeal centres on whether a company can be prosecuted in the absence of its "directing minds".

French DPA guidelines draw battle lines for future privilege disputes

French authorities have for the first time issued guidance on what factors will be taken into consideration before companies are offered CJIPs. However, lawyers are not impressed with the pressure the guidelines place on companies to hand over privileged documents.

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