Posted in Corruption/Bribery Law

Wal-Mart FCPA Settlement Offers Big Lessons for GCs About Bribery

That is that forensic and legal support’s costs tipically outweight sanctions.

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Les relations commerciales après la loi Sapin II

French-speaking article on the considerations for commercial relations after the enactment of the anti-corruption law (“Sapin II”).

At a first glance, compared to the prior Macro Act (“Loi Macron”), this legal novelties focuses more on payment delay, commercial negotiations between professionals and strengthens both civil and penal sanctions.

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Posted in Corporate Crimes/Insider Trading/Whistleblowing, Corruption/Bribery Law, Money Laundry Law

FINAL PASSAGE OF THE NEW FRENCH ANTI-CORRUPTION LAW, “SAPIN II”

Companies (at least 500 employees and €100+m turnover ) must prevent and detect potential corruption (code of conduct+internal whistleblowing procedure+risk mapping+due diligence procedure+internal/external accounting procedures+anti-corruption training procedures+disciplinary measures+internal oversight and assessment mechanism).

Whistle-blowers must be protected.

This whole confirms (on a French flavour) the global trend to protect whistleblowers and applying a tough fist against corruption codes.

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Le projet de loi Sapin II est-il à la hauteur de son ambition ?

Sapin II approche la réglementation française aux standards anglo-saxons et crée des nouveaux délits, peines et des nouveaux moyens de répression (voir la « convention judiciaire d’intérêt public»).
Mais les quelles pouvoirs ont-ils les juges et quelles sont leur responsabilités pénales?
Neanmoins, ces juges peuvent obliger les entreprises  de mettre en place un programme de conformité, dont les frais engagés seront à la charge de la société condamnée, pendant 5 années au plus.

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