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Corporate co-operation

02 June 2014

Corporate co-operation – Read more

A Deferred Prosecution Agreement does not provide an easy escape from legal action, even if companies self report their own wrongdoing.

Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) are now at the disposal of regulatory enforcement bodies such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). DPAs, which could be used where there has been an allegation against a company for a variety of economic crimes, would allow a formal prosecution to be dispensed with and, in theory, streamline the process.

The starting point It may be appropriate, in certain circumstances, for a DPA to be used by a prosecutor where...

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