Investigator's Guide to France

Investigator's Guide to France

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 market regulator reorganises investigators

France's Financial Markets Authority has reorganised its investigation structure in an effort to reduce the length of its cases.

Companies in France face greater enforcement risk after successor liability U-turn

Companies in France may now be held liable for illicit acts committed by their subsidiaries before they were acquired, following a landmark court decision.

France’s anti-bribery regime provides blueprint for EU enforcement

A prominent French legal think tank has recommended using France’s landmark Sapin II legislation as a model for an EU-wide anti-corruption law.

French Airbus prosecutor to join US law firm

Eric Russo, the prosecutor who led the French part of a multi-agency corruption investigation into aircraft manufacturer Airbus, is set to join the Parisian white-collar practice of US law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

French bar adopts internal investigations guidelines

Lawyers say that recent guidance on internal investigations approved by France’s National Bar Council illustrates the modernisation of the country’s anti-corruption system.

France's Justice Ministry spurs on self-reporting

Experts say that new guidance issued by the French Ministry of Justice is a “turning point” in how French prosecutors will decide to offer deferred prosecution agreements to companies accused of financial crime.

Kerimov-linked Swiss company signs DPA in France

A Swiss investment company founded by a US-designated Russian oligarch previously targeted in a French money laundering investigation has agreed to a €1.4 million tax evasion settlement in France.

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