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Entries in France (107)

Tuesday
May082018

Xavier Oustalniol: Will France expand the scope and reach of its anti-corruption agency?

The Special Investigative Commission of the National Assembly has released a report on the conditions surrounding foreign investments in French companies of strategic importance.

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Thursday
Apr052018

Stéphane Bonifassi: French supreme court finds no double jeopardy based on foreign plea agreement

In a case surprisingly ignored by the mainstream media, considering the matter and the parties at stake, France’s Supreme Court recently determined that double jeopardy isn’t a viable defense to prevent the prosecution of a company that had entered into a plea agreement for charges tried in another country.

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Thursday
Mar222018

Sarkozy faces corruption charges

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was charged Wednesday with corruption and taking illegal campaign contributions from the Libyan government.

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Tuesday
Mar132018

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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Wednesday
Feb282018

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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Friday
Feb092018

Olympic anti-corruption measures, in three dimensions

The Olympic Games, which open today, have become a powerful symbol in the global anti-corruption movement. They lay bare the worldwide human tendency to abuse entrusted authority for private gain. But so too do they highlight the emergent global resolve to address it and the myriad tools now at our disposal.

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Monday
Jan292018

Stéphane Bonifassi: Expanding involvement of courts in arbitration makes sense

Recently a trend toward state court review of arbitral awards has emerged, especially when criminal activity is alleged, and no matter what side of the debate you are on, there’s no denying a change is afoot. 

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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
Nov082017

SocGen faces U.S., France probes for Libya payments

Société Générale said in a disclosure Monday that it is under investigation in France for possible violations of French anti-corruption law and in the United States for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses.

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Friday
Nov032017

French court strips Obiang of local assets after embezzlement conviction

A French court last week convicted Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the president, of embezzling public money and spending it on himself.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Airbus graft probe spreads to United States

Airbus Group SE, already under investigation in the UK and France for suspected corruption, said in a company release Tuesday that it found "inaccuracies in filings" made with the U.S. Department of State under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

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Wednesday
Sep272017

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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