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The French Parquet National Financier and the Anti-Corruption Agency publish procedural guidelines on the steps that need to be taken by companies that wish to enter into deferred prosecution agreements

Navigating French Internal Investigations and Self-Reporting - French Authorities Issue New Guidance* France is off to a strong start enforcing Sapin II, its December 2016 anti-corruption legislation. Since the enactment of the statute, the lead French investigating and prosecuting agencies, the Parquet National Financier (PNF), and the Parquet de Nanterre, have entered into six deferred prosecution agreements, called Convention Judiciaire d’Intérêt Public (CJIPs), and there is little doubt that French authorities will continue apace. Despite this flurry of activity, until recently, companies facing investigation have received limited guidance about the French authorities’ expectations and the CJIP framework. On 27 June 2019, however, the PNF and French Anti-Corruption Agency (AFA) [1]

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Karen Coppens, Timothy Bowden, Roger A. Burlingame, Laurent Martinet, Jacques Sivignon, The French Parquet National Financier and the Anti-Corruption Agency publish procedural guidelines on the steps that need to be taken by companies that wish to enter into deferred prosecution agreements, 27 June 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2019, Art. N° 91512

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