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Entries in Sapin II (6)


Xavier Oustalniol: French enforcement action under Sapin II

There is some recent news from the front lines concerning the Agence Française Anti-Corruption’s and French prosecutor's actions against companies that violate the French Anti-Corruption Law, Sapin II, and the use of the Convention Judiciaire d’Interêt Public.

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The view from Pyeongchang: On windmills and anti-corruption

After two hours of driving through undeveloped Korean countryside, the image upon arriving at the Olympic skiing venues is quite startling: the surrounding ridges are dotted with technologically advanced, energy-generating windmills.

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France enforcement: HSBC pays €300 million for first DPA

The Geneva-based private banking unit of HSBC entered into France's first deferred prosecution agreement Tuesday under the country's new anti-corruption regime.

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Practice Note: New French law expands jurisdiction over foreign graft

In December 2016, France enacted an anti-corruption law known as Sapin II. The law was named after Michel Sapin, the then Minister of Finance, who said when presenting the bill: “In the fight against corruption, France cannot just satisfy itself with the existing situation.”

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Robert Barrington: Yes, not-for-profits have a big role in compliance

Some would argue that not-for-profits have done their job after campaigning for the UK Bribery Act and France's Loi Sapin II, and indeed for the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, and should now leave compliance to others. 

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Xavier Oustalniol: First look at the whistleblower provisions in the new French anti-corruption law

After a lengthy legislative process between the National Assembly and the Senate, Sapin II, the French anti-corruption law focused on transparency and modernization of economic activity, was passed, in its final form, by the National Assembly on November 8, with a majority vote of 308 to 171.

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