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A summary of the key legislative and enforcement developments in white collar crime across Europe

April 2018

In the Q1/2018 issue of our Report we identify an increasing trend by national courts, particularly France and Italy, to apply extraterritorial jurisdiction to a number of criminal offences committed by corporates.

We also highlight the increasing use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements and similar tools - most notably in France but now potentially also in Germany.

In the UK, we cover the long awaited first contested trial for corporate failure to prevent bribery which has provided hard lessons for firms seeking to defend themselves by claiming they had adequate procedures in place to prevent criminal activity.

As flagged in last quarter's Report, progress on the Fifth Money Laundering Directive continues apace (even while 4MLD continues to be implemented in a small number of jurisdictions).

Finally, Allen & Overy welcomes the appointment of two new white collar crime partners in Europe: Hippolyte Marquetty in Paris and Eve Giles in London.

Please click here to view the full 2018/Q1 report.

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