Region: France

Latest French guide on internal investigations sparks concern among lawyers

French lawyers are up in arms about recent guidance on conflicts of interest and attorney-client privilege in internal investigations, with one lawyer calling the view on privileged materials “a shocking breach of the rule of law in a western democracy”.

21 March 2023

Counsel Watch: the lawyers behind the latest sanctions designation challenges

In the latest Counsel Watch, the lawyers advising in the latest UK and European Union sanctions designation cases, and the firms taking the helm for commodity conglomerates Trafigura and Glencore in their latest UK legal battles.

13 March 2023

Portuguese prosecutors investigate national airline’s lease deal with Airbus

21 February 2023

European court throws out conviction of LuxLeaks whistleblower

Anti-corruption groups said the decision increases legal protections for whistleblowers who break laws to put confidential information in the public domain.

15 February 2023

US Supreme Court won’t hear spoofing appeals

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals brought by two former Deutsche Bank traders against their convictions for manipulating precious metals markets.

25 January 2023

French prosecutors try to build trust with corporate defendants

Lawyers said France’s latest corporate settlement guidelines reassure companies about the benefits of self-reporting misconduct to prosecutors.

19 January 2023

PNF requests self-reports in UAE tax evasion probe

19 January 2023

PNF publishes new settlement guidelines

The new guidance for the first time offers precise details about penalty calculations and the various factors that can help companies obtain significant discounts.

17 January 2023

France secures another tax fraud settlement

The €22.4 million settlement between the PNF and medical diagnostics company Unilabs France marks the third settlement the agency agreed in 2022 related to alleged tax offences.

09 January 2023

PNF raids McKinsey Paris office, Macron party HQ

15 December 2022

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