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Entries in Deferred Prosecution Agreement (35)

Tuesday
Sep172019

Do UK DPAs throw individuals under the bus?

It is five years since Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) came into force in the UK. In that time they have become such an established part of the corporate crime landscape that any UK-based company which is under investigation for fraud or bribery by the SFO will now give serious thought to pursuing a DPA.

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Tuesday
Feb262019

Tesco and the future of UK DPAs

The recent acquittal of three former members of Tesco senior management raises important questions for companies about the UK DPA process.

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Tuesday
Feb122019

Canada’s new DPA regime comes into focus

Canada has joined a global trend in white collar and corporate crime law enforcement with the introduction of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime.

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Wednesday
May022018

Susan Hawley: UK court limits legal privilege under DPA to protect individual’s right to fair trial

A UK High Court ruled on April 19 that if it had jurisdiction to do so, it would have found unlawful the SFO’s failure to require full witness accounts from a company subject to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement in order to ensure a fair trial for individuals.

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Tuesday
Nov282017

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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Wednesday
May172017

Practice Alert: No privilege for internal investigation interview notes, UK court says

In a landmark ruling, the High Court in London has said that interview notes -- made by a company's external law firm as part of internal investigations into allegations of corruption in Kazakhstan and Africa -- are not protected by legal professional privilege.

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Wednesday
May102017

Elisabeth Danon on the globalization of deferred prosecution agreements

Driven by the complexity and international dimension of investigations, countries increasingly resort to settlements, rather than traditional justice, to solve foreign bribery allegations.

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Wednesday
Apr052017

FCPA chief leaving SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, Chief of the Enforcement Division’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, is planning to leave the agency later this month.

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Thursday
Jan192017

Bill Waite: Rolls-Royce is the tipping point for UK anti-bribery enforcement

In December 2016, Risk Advisory hosted a dinner in Washington, DC, at which the Director of the Serious Fraud Office, David Green, kindly agreed to engage in a conversation with me.

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Monday
Jan162017

Rolls-Royce agrees to pay $809 million to settle bribery allegations

Rolls-Royce PLC said Monday it has reached agreements in principle with prosecutors in the UK, the United States, and Brazil to settle bribery allegations and will pay about $809 million for the global resolution.

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Thursday
Jan122017

Zimmer Biomet Holdings pays $30 million to resolve new FCPA charges

Medical device maker Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $30.5 million to resolve DOJ and SEC investigations into the company’s "repeat" violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Thursday
Nov102016

New French anti-corruption law allows DPAs

New anti-corruption legislation adopted Tuesday by France allows companies to enter into negotiated settlements with magistrates.

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