Topic: Corporate criminal liability

UK obtains rare export controls conviction of recidivist company

The UK subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company received a four-figure fine “that just makes the UK look foolish” according to one expert.

02 June 2023

Entain in talks to resolve foreign bribery investigation with a DPA

Gambling company Entain faces a “substantial financial penalty” to resolve a UK investigation into alleged bribery in Turkey.

31 May 2023

DOJ’s self-disclosure policy seeing results, Polite says

The Department of Justice has seen a “shift in the frequency" of voluntary self-disclosures since rolling out policies incentivizing companies to come forwards with their misconduct.

24 May 2023

Ultra Electronics subsidiary to pay $7.8 million in Canadian foreign bribery case

A Canadian court has approved a settlement with a subsidiary of UK defence contractor Ultra Electronics to resolve charges that it bribed public officials in the Philippines.

18 May 2023

EU seeks to harmonise corruption enforcement

The European Commission has published a proposed directive to standardise the legal framework and penalties for corruption-related crime, estimated to cost the EU economy at least €120 billion per year.

04 May 2023

French court fines Swiss bank €5.8 million for tax offences

A court in Paris has fined Swiss private lender Reyl & Cie €5.8 million and handed its CEO, François Reyl, a €500,000 penalty and a suspended prison sentence after the bank pleaded guilty to facilitating tax evasion.

24 April 2023

Top Swiss prosecutor clears the decks during first year in charge

Prosecutors dropped more than 600 investigations in 2022 as Stefan Blättler took over the reins of Switzerland’s federal prosecution office.

21 April 2023

UK government outlines long-awaited failure to prevent fraud offence

Prosecution agencies welcomed the proposed offence following years of debate among white-collar crime practitioners, but the government faces criticism for only targeting large organisations and not explaining the “reasonable” preventions defence.

12 April 2023

Damian Williams: lawyers shouldn’t exaggerate the collateral consequences of a corporate resolution

The Manhattan US attorney also said one of his top priorities is to speed up the pace of corporate cases to quickly secure resolutions.

11 April 2023

French court upholds charges against Vincent Bolloré over Togo bribery claims

11 April 2023

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